Biographies

Two-line bio

Sara Marks is an author and librarian in Massachusetts.  Modern Persuasion, published by Royal James Publishers, is her first novel.

Short Bio

Sara Marks is an author, knitter, Wikipedian, and librarian from Massachusetts. After over 10 years of participating in National Novel Writing Month, she is releasing her first novel, Modern Persuasion, with Royal James Publishers.  When she isn’t writing, she is an academic librarian at University of Massachusetts Lowell.

 Medium bio

Sara Marks is an author, knitter, Wikipedian, and librarian from Massachusetts. After over 10 years of participating in National Novel Writing Month, she is releasing her first novel, Modern Persuasion, with Royal James Publishers.  When she isn’t writing, she is an academic librarian at University of Massachusetts Lowell.  She has a masters degree in library science and another in Communications.  She spent 6 years as a member of Toastmasters International where she twice earned the status of Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest status members can achieve.  She is one of the local organizers for National Novel Writing Month.

Long bio

Sara Marks is an author, knitter, Wikipedian, and librarian from Massachusetts. Born in Boston, her family move to Miami, Florida when she was 3.  There she spent the next 14 years of her life. 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.  She hasn’t left Massachusetts since (except to visit people and places in the world).  Now, over fifteen years later and over 10 years of participating in National Novel Writing Month, she is releasing her first novel, Modern Persuasion, with Royal James Publishers.  Sara 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.

When she isn’t writing, Sara is an academic librarian at University of Massachusetts Lowell.  She has a masters degree in library science and another in Communications.  She is an active Wikipedian who has been editing Wikipedia for over 10 years.  She spent 6 years as a member of Toastmasters International where she twice earned the status of Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest status members can achieve.  She is one of the local organizers for National Novel Writing Month.  She is an avid knitter who designs and publishes her own patterns.  She love unicorns, Paris, and the color purple.

5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Sara

  1. Sara worked as a clown in college.  She would go to birthday parties and local events in Miami to paint faces and make balloon animals.
  2. Sara failed out of college before returning to her parents house to find a new path in life.  It took her 7.5 years to get her B.A.  She is a firm believer in being able to fix your mistakes and getting second chances.
  3. Her dog, Cedric, was named for Cedric Diggory, her favorite character in Harry Potter.  In reality, the dog is a Slytherin.
  4. Every year, since 2004, Sara has participated in National Novel Writing Month.  She has won every year, except 2005 when she lost by 1,000 words.
  5. Sara has been a Wikipedia editor for over 10 years.