Sara Kincaid

Author, Blogger, Wordsmith

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About

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

Books

NightWind

Rina finds herself torn between a brotherhood she did not choose and a man she did not see coming. When Eli is kidnapped, she must make a choice: remain true to her fellow soldiers or follow her heart and embark on a daring rescue. Read more

Withered World

A people desperate for salvation. A girl on the run with the power to save them all. Can a boy with a secret past help her embrace her mystical gift? Read more

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The Green Lady

1890s Baltimore – 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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Blog

My most recent blog posts…

Saying ‘I do’ and Writing

It’s only February, but my fiance and I are already thinking about November because that is when we’re getting married! Between talking about mood, color schemes and food, I’ve discovered something unexpected. Planning a wedding is a little like planning a book. Read more

The Power of Storytelling

With great power comes great responsibility. This isn’t just a quote from Spider-man. It is a very real sentiment that reminds me that actions have reactions and that as a writer I have a responsibility to tell stories truthfully. Read more

An Author’s Voice: Beyond the Pen

When you think of a writer’s voice, you think of them in terms of the written word. Not their speaking voice. Last weekend I was presented with an interesting question: What did Poe’s speaking voice sound like? Read more