Sara Kincaid was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up loving to read and write and spent a lot of her childhood dreaming up stories and imagining new worlds. She began writing her own stories in first grade using her toddler-age cousins as the stars. She wrote her first novel-length work during her junior year of high school.

Sara chose to continue studying the craft of writing and majored in creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A master’s degree in literature soon followed. During that time, Sara focused her studies on Gothic literature, a genre that consistently inspires her own work.

Sara’s writing is characterized by beautiful words and images and her work has often been described as poetic. She loves crafting sentences and focuses not only on the definition of a word when she writes, but on the cadence and feel of a word down to the letters that comprise it.

Today, Sara reads stories from every category and follows her own characters into new worlds, genres and experiences. Her writing spans literary fiction, historical fiction—with a thread of magical realism—and fantasy/speculative fiction.

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Photo Credit: Whitney Knutson Photography


The Green Lady

Enter the world of 1890s Baltimore and walk the path of John Remington Edgar—lawyer and enthusiastic imbiber of absinthe—as he unravels the mystery behind the murder of Joseph Byron Lewis Jr., the son of his best client and the mortal enemy of his beloved. Read More

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Withered World

Descend into the hot, desiccated earth where all efforts to save the planet from humanity’s destruction have failed. That is until the Curare, a new breed of humans who can manipulate the elements, appear. Follow the path of Vea as she journeys to free her enslaved brethren. Read more


A story about a winged warrior named Rion.


My most recent blog posts…

Finding Your Voice

Sometimes I find myself at war with my narrators. In Withered World, I am tackling first person narration from the perspective of an angry 17-year-old. Not my ideal situation. But here’s how I’m combating it.
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Reading with Open Eyes

One of the big lessons I learned while in school studying creative writing and literature was how to read with open eyes. Pleasure reading is great, but when you’re reading to learn a technique or to study a genre, absorbing with awareness is of great importance. Read more

Enrich Your Fiction: My Sensory Game

Inspiration is all around you, as long as you are willing to be open to it. I love to travel and over the course of my meanderings, I constructed a game. I use this game to orient myself in a new place and use the sensory experiences to enrich my writing. Read more