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In praise of farms and small towns...


Sarah P. Blanchard lived for many years in New England, on farms large and small. She holds a BA in English from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in marketing from Nichols College in Webster, MA.

After working for many years in communications, administration, and marketing, in 2003 Sarah moved with her husband to Hilo, Hawaii, where she taught English and business communications at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. She also worked in marketing to help open Imiloa Astronomy Center, and worked for two years in facility management at Gemini Observatory.


Back on the mainland in 2010, Sarah resumed writing fiction and poetry. She also taught two semesters of fiction writing in the OLLI College for Seniors Program at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, and has led fiction workshops for adults and secondary school students.

On side journeys, she has been a volunteer firefighter, radio news anchor and talk show host, magazine editor, website developer, horse trainer, and grant writer for a Native American organization.

Sarah is active in several writers' groups. Her recent fiction and poetry have appeared in The Write Launch, PenDust Radio, The Plaid Horse, Causeway Lit, and Sixfold. Her story "Playing Chess with Bulls" was one of five finalists for the 2021 North Carolina Writers' Network Doris Betts Fiction Prize.

Prior to turning her attention to fiction, Sarah also worked as an editor for two equestrian magazines and wrote three books on horse training, published by Howell Book House.  She divides her time and her writing between northeastern Connecticut and the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.

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