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

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 Vea as she journeys to free her enslaved brethren. Read more

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NightWind

A story about a winged warrior named Rion.

Blog

My most recent blog posts…

The NaNoWriMo Finish Line

It’s the last day of November which means NaNoWriMo is officially over. I’m proud to say I hit my 30K goal! Here are some things I learned along the way. Read more

World Building: Inventing a History for a Nation

Have you ever had someone tell you that writing fantasy is easy? We all know that’s not true. World building in the fantasy genre is an intensive and time-consuming process. Read more

World Building: Designing a Military Unit

Creating a new world means thinking about all the little layers that create a society–including the people who protect that way of life. One of the steps on my journey to a new novel is designing a military unit. Read more