There is something magical about getting a second chance in life to learn, live, and love. I think that best describes who I am as a person, a friend, a mother, and a wife.
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.
While publishing some of my older works such as Fields of Corn, I am also tackling new projects. As the mother of two children, I’m publishing the short stories that I often told them during “tuck in” time. During the day, I teach in Manhattan. 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 being victimized and 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.