I'm a writer mainly writing children's/young adult books, but I also write short stories which have won awards and publication in many journals.
Most recently, I've written short stories for the wonderful Next Chapter Literary Magazine. If you live in coastal North Carolina drop by the Next Chapter Books and Art at 320 S. Front Street, New Bern. Not only will you be able to buy a copy of my books there, but you'll find many local writers and artists' works there. If you're not from this area you may buy a copy at the ubiquitous Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Next-Chapter-Literary-Magazine-July/dp I also have a short story entitled "Trust" which got a very nice and encouraging rejection letter from Craft Magazine. They apologized for cutting it from the final contest round and asked me to submit other work. Very unusual in this day and age.
I've always been a storyteller, including about the people I've seen at the train/bus/airport terminals. Or even in the grocery store. Everybody has a story to be written by or about them. Speaking of Next Chapter Books & Art, I'm doing a book signing there on November 27th, 2021 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. I will be selling and signing copies of Emily's Ride to Courage, which is a middle-grade horse book, and Earthquakes, a historical fiction young adult novel. You'll find more information about them on their separate pages on this website.
On December 11th, I will be selling and signing both these books in Beaufort, N.C., from 1 to 5 p.m. in a store yet to be decided. But I will also be talking about the two books I am currently working on. One of those is a beginning reader chapter book entitled SPACE JUNK and the other is a young adult novel entitled BAD HAIR DAY.
Beaufort is a charming coastal town with lots of history and an island just off the sound that has at least one herd of wild horses to see.
Check out my books here:
I love to chat with people because that's how I figure out what my characters will be like. Please feel free to tell me a bit about yourself. It's a given that do you like to read, but what else do you like to do? Cook? Garden? Travel? Mess around with social media sites? Go out to dinner with friends? Go to plays, musical events, church, or are you an
I'm an old woman, so am a bit slow on figuring out computer stuff, but with a fair amount of yelling, I have figured out how to write my blog and send postings through Instagram, Facebook, Linked In, and WordPress. Please help me get better, by sending me your wonderful missives. I believe if you just google Sarah Maury Swan you'll find my pages. I belong to several Facebook groups such as New Bern Farmers Market and SCBWI.
My blog is https://sarahsbookreflection.com
For you fellow writers I'm adding a list each month of magazines looking for submissions. Most of the entries I put in are from a periodic listing put out by Authors Publish. https://authorspublish.com/
For the August newsletter I have these magazines.