News and Events!

Creaticity in Lowell, MA September 16th

I will be speaking at Z-Gallery in Lowell, MA as part of the Creaticity event on September 16th at 5:15pm.  Modern Persuasion and both volumes of Mill Pages will be for sale in a mobil bookstore. Get more information about the entire event! The gallery is at: 167 Market St in Lowell, MA 01852.

Lowell Rotary Club September 19th

I will be speaking at the Lowell Rotary Club at lunch time on 9/19.  I will have copies of Modern Persuasion with me for sale!  The Rotary Club meets at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center at: 50 Warren St Lowell, MA 01852.

Come see me in Miami on October 27-28!

I will be speaking at Temple Beth Am in Kendall on Sunday morning.  Watch this page for more information!

Mill Pages Vol. 2 is Available on Amazon!

Mill Pages Vol. 2

 Paperback for $5.50.

My story, 1000 Things I Saw Before I Died, is included in this volume.  I went with a horror story this time!

Tumblr Account

My Stupid Haikus and future free content is going to be put up on my Tumblr account.  Check it out!


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Modern Persuasion

“I’m not always enamored with retellings of Austen’s work but this book is an exception! The author subtly included key storylines from Austen to her modern story with clever twists. It wasn’t at all awkward or ridiculous. Rather, the new novel was most enjoyable and fun to read especially if one is both a Jane fan and one who likes second chances.”

Gail Herman
GoodReads Reviewer

“Ms. Marks’ characters are realistic and fleshed out, while remaining true to Austen’s originals, and the plot about forced reunions and second chances is seamless and unforced. She writes well and smoothly, bringing the details of the world of publishing to life.”

Musings from the Yellow Kitchen

Modern Persuasion offers readers a chance to reimagine Austen’s couple in a contemporary story that contains an entertaining storyline that will resonate with fans of Persuasion who enjoy modern variations based on Austen’s stories and who are willing to enjoy this story based on its own merits.”



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Who Is Sara?

Sara Marks is a first time published author, but a long time writer.  Sara is a librarian in Massachusetts.  She has been writing as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) since 2004, but Modern Persuasion is the first she has published.  She is publishing with Illuminated Myth Publishing.

Sara was born in Boston, MA and raised in Miami, FL.  She attended Florida State University for 3 years, but graduated with an A.A from Miami Dade College and a  B.A. from Florida International University before moving back to Boston for graduate school.  There she got her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a M.S. in Communications from Fitchburg State University.  Now Sara living in Lowell, MA where she works with local writing group Mill Pages, which creates an annual anthology of short stories, poems, and art work.  She is a member of the Society of Independent Publishers and Authors (SIPA), a group supporting writers in the Merrimack Valley.