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.

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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

Withered World tells the stories of Bram and Vea, individuals born—or cursed—with special abilities that allow them to manipulate the elements of nature.


My most recent blog posts…


Wine me, dine me with words

I have a confession to make…I pick out wines just like I pick out books. Because of an intriguing title. I often make decisions based on a beautifully crafted phrase. I love to be inspired and I especially appreciate something that makes me mull over a title just like I would the complex flavors of a wine. Read more

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Discovering the Victorian Period

Writing about an era with which I am already very familiar meant that my research process for The Green Lady was pretty simple. I took for granted how big researching an entire era can be. Here are some ways you can get better acquainted with the Victorian era for your own writing purposes. Read more

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5 Tips for World-Building

World-building is a pivotal and complex step in the writing process that can truly make or break your story. This Sunday, I will be giving a short talk on what I have learned about world-building as both a writer and a reader. Here is a brief preview of what I will be talking about. Read more