I'm an artist turned author. I trained in Classical Painting at the University of Central Florida, and received my Master’s in Fine Art from Parsons School of Design in New York City. If Florida was where I discovered my passion, New York was the place I found my voice. Writing a book was my obvious next step, once I realized I’d been trying to tell stories with pictures for years. Painting with words is even more fun than painting with oil.

I live in Florida with my husband, son, and at least a dozen imaginary friends from my books. A painter at heart, my writing incorporates art judicially, both in narrative content and supporting materials. My characters are derived from the people and places that have influenced my own life—at least one beloved pet makes it into every book—but the stories they live will take you places you have never imagined, and won’t want to leave.
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  • JoinedMarch 23, 2015




Stories by Sarah Wathen
Gaslight by SarahWathen
Gaslight Mystery / Thriller
Flash fiction, 300 words or less, young adult thrillers, one every day in April (except Sundays). Segments will follow the life of seventeen-year-old April Turner, who hates the fact that she is named after a month...
Catchpenny by SarahWathen
Catchpenny Romance
Have you ever wondered about that girl at the edge of the crowd? The one who has dark, bushy hair that hides her eyes while she's reading, but tight shirts that don't even try to hide the size of her breasts? You'v...
The Tramp by SarahWathen
The Tramp Mystery / Thriller
Candy was a pretty little seven-year-old girl like any other in Shirley County. She was prone to singing and dancing and splashing in the rain, in her yellow polka dot bikini and her favorite red galoshes. John was...
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