I have been writing ever since I learned how to hold a pencil. As a child, I wrote a story about a family of gnomes, painstakingly handwriting each story in a blue covered journal. When I was older, I learned how to type on an electric typewriter, spending my summers and weekends plucking at the keys until the early morning hours, much to my older sister’s chagrin.
Most of my stories focused around cultures, learning about different societies within our own. I wrote about homeless people, gypsies, the circus, and the Amish. It was natural that I focused on the Amish. I was raised by a family with a rich history in Pennsylvania. In the early 1700’s, my ancestors came over from Europe and settled in an area that grew into one of the largest Anabaptist communities in the nation. I loved diving into these cultures, studying the people and the environment in order to write about the people who lived among them. I traveled a lot, a careful blend of Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. When I traveled, I would escape the tourist track and immerse myself in local haunts, observing the people and writing in my journals.
Unfortunately, life happens and, during the struggles of my first marriage, the fiction writing tapered to a trickle. But we learn from obstacles and difficulties, often finding new pieces of ourselves that we didn’t even know existed. The good news is that once you are a writer, you are always a writer.
When I settled into my new life with my second husband, I dusted off the manuscripts and returned to the screen. Luckily, my husband has been very supportive and helps with brainstorming, writing, and editing. He had been crucial to the success of my publishing these works.
I have advanced degrees in Marketing, Communication, and (soon) a PhD in Leadership. I use the name Sarah Price as an honor to my grandmother and my family, the Priess family, who came over to America in the very early 1700s aboard an old sailing vessel called the Patience.
In addition, I am beginning to speak out about my battle with breast cancer (http://www.pinkumbrellas.org) and my own experiences with domestic violence and being bullied, specifically with horrendous cyberbullying conducted against me and several of my friends and family by another author.
There will be many additions to my library in the upcoming months and years. I hope you enjoy the journey with me.
ECPA Christian Fiction Bestseller (June 2014)
Amazon Top 100 Author for Books & eBooks ( December 2012, January 2013, February 2013, April 2013, May 2013, August 2013, September 2013)
The author of over 25 novels, Sarah Price brings her Anabaptist roots and over 25 years experience with the Amish to her books, many of which have been Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers (Plain Fame, Plain Change, Amish Faith, & others).
Initially, she published as an Indie author, but now publishes with Realms, an imprint of Charisma House and Waterfall Press, an imprint of Brilliance Publishing. Her first book for Realms, First Impressions: An Amish Tale of Pride & Prejudice was released in May 2014 and debuted in the ECPA Christian Fiction Top 25 Bestseller List in June 2014.
The Preiss family emigrated from Europe in 1705, settling in Pennsylvania as the area’s first wave of Mennonite families. The name later changed to Price. Sarah Price has always respected and honored her ancestors through exploration and research about her family history and their religion. At nineteen, she befriended an Amish family and lived on their farm throughout the years.
Twenty-five years later, she now splits her time between her husband and children in the NYC Metro area and a home that she shares with an Amish woman in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where she retreats to reflect and write. As a masterful storyteller, Sarah Price prides herself on presenting an authentic Amish experience for her readers. Many of her stories are based on actual people she has met and her own experiences living among the Amish over the years.
Please visit Sarah Price’s fan page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fansofsarahprice or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at:
c/0 Price Publishing, LLC.
440 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
In addition, if you would like to invite Sarah Price to a book signing or for availability for her to speak at events on Amish religion/culture, anti-bullying, or breast cancer, plus send her an email at the above address.
- May 2014: BEA 2014 (NYC) and June 2014: ICRS 2014 (Atlanta)
- November 19, 2013: Boy Scouts of America (Morristown): Women of Tribute Award Dinner
- October 29, 2013: My Training Gym (Morristown): Pink Umbrellas with Katie G.
- October 7, 2013: Walter T. Bergen Middle School (Bloomingdale): Mean People Stink with Katie G. and Jordan Green.
- October 6, 2013: TJ Martell Foundation Walk (Madison): Pink Umbrellas
- September 2013: ACFW Conference Workshop (ONLINE): Social Media and the Writer
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