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

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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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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NightWind

A story about a winged warrior named Rion.

Blog

My most recent blog posts…

First Drafts and Self Doubt

Have you ever noticed that many writers are plagued by self-doubt and imposter syndrome? Is it something you’ve ever dealt with? I’ve been back at work on the draft of my next novel, but lately I’ve been wrestling with feelings of inadequacy. Read more

Literary Pilgrimage: The American Writers Museum

Last weekend, I hit up Chicago and took a couple of hours to visit one of the city’s newest museums, The American Writers Museum! I learned all about the numerous writers, of all ethnic backgrounds, who make up the American literary canon. Read more

Pop Art and Ready Player One

March was a great month for movies! Ready Player One was an action-packed 80s hey-day ride with great pop culture references and an intriguing reference to Pop Art. Read more