I grew up in a family that ran our small town’s weekly newspaper out of our home. This was a time when newspapers like ours were still created on big sheets of paper using exacto knives, wax, and rollers. Rather than outsource, my parents believed in developing their in-house labor. I began writing for the paper at age eight, a weekly advice column written under a pseudonym called “Dear Aunt Sarah.” My work grew as I did—including a weekly environmental column, a popular gossip column, and investigative journalism. This childhood of words and type shaped me.
I’ve spent my life writing and working with writers. I have an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University and have had the pleasure and privilege to teach at the university level, in the United States Peace Corps, in libraries, art centers, and throughout the community, sometimes in the unlikeliest of places.
As a writer, I’ve enjoyed working with incredible presses and publications who have inspired me, and my experiences have only grown my appreciation for unique and irreverent writing. Additionally, my collaborations with artists, makers, chefs, and musicians have developed my love for those outside the literary community who use the book as their medium.
I have always believed in the importance and might in the small, weird, and handmade. It is an honor to be able to champion and create a space for adventurous books for adventurous readers.