7 Questions to ask yourself while plotting your first novel

Are you writing your first novel? Have you been feeling a little lost on where to start? Questioning whether you should just jump in blind and see where it goes or take the time to plot out your story and set a deadline? Here are seven questions to ask yourself to quickly plot out the…

Friday Word Count Goal!

Gooooood Morning and HAPPY FRIDAY! How did you feel about Thursday’s writing challenges? Did using a writing prompt before diving into you writing your story help you feel more motivated to write? How are you feeling about this week so far? What has helped? What hasn’t helped? Today, your word count goal is 1,800 words!…

Thursday Word Count Challenge + Special Prompt!

Good Morning, Authors! It’s Thursday! 😀 We’ve made it this far so there’s no going back now.. How did yesterday’s writing challenge go? Did eliminating distractions help you to better achieve your word count for the day? Did you notice that you actually had extra time after your writing to do the things that you…

Wednesday’s Word Count Challenge!

Good Morning, Writers! Phew! How did that 2,000 words go yesterday? Did taping over the word count bar help? Are you noticing that you are getting distracted by something other than the word count bar even after you taped over it? Think about what you do while you’re writing, are you multi tasking and writing…

Tuesday Word Count Challenge!

Good Morning! How did you like Monday’s writing goal challenge? Was 1,000 words a challenge or a breeze? Maybe it was a little harder to concentrate because you were glancing down at the word count bar in anticipation to reach the daily goal? First off, remember that every writer is different! You may sit down…

Monday Word Goal Challenge!

Good Morning! I hope you will join in on the writing fun this week, you will receive a daily word count challenge in your inbox from this website and that will be your word count goal for today! I am hoping this will help to get us motivated to write everyday and get into the…

Rise & Grind!

Are you in a writing slump? Do you need accountability? Have you slipped into the mindset – “I have all the time in the world, I don’t need a deadline?” OR, have you found that when you load your laptop or stare down at that blank piece of paper you brain says, “Wut r werdz?” …

Download “Devils Fall” for free this weekend!

Hello, Readers! From July 14th until July 16th you can download a free digital copy of “Devils Fall” – the first novel in The Devils Curse Novels. I am hoping for readers to review “Devils Fall” or the series and give me their thoughts on what they think of the book/series. I am going to…

“Michigan’s Emerging Writer’s” News!

Hello, Readers!  I have news to share that I received back in June in regards to an excerpt I had submitted to Z Publishing House. I was contacted by the Communications Director at Z Publishing a couple months ago after he had come across my writing on this blog, he suggested submitting my work of…

Author Interview with Rachel Pudsey; Get to know me!

  I recently had the pleasure of booking an interview with Rachel Pudsey over at her website. Rachel is the author of the Aronia Series and hostess of author interviews and various other helpful support for authors and artists over at her site! I usually try to just keep the focus on my books because…

My Review for “Scattered Constellations” by Ankita Singh!

“Scattered Constellations” is Author Ankita Singh‘s upcoming release, a collection of poetry. Ankita, though lives in the historical city of Aurangabad, spends most of her time between the pages of a book. If she’s not reading, she can be found scribbling ideas into her journal or petting her cat, Harry. Ankita’s poetry collection ranked among…

Everything you need to know about “Eternal Fate”!

I have been impatiently awaiting the cover reveal for my upcoming release, “Eternal Fate”! I was over-the-moon excited when Rachel Pudsey  e-mailed me saying that she was about to post the new cover reveal and banner for “Eternal Fate” to her website on July 6th. We also have an interview coming soon! 🙂 I had previously…

“Sleepwalker” Merch!

Have you read Psychological Thriller, “Sleepwalker” and are anxious for Book Two to be released!? Well, while you are waiting so patiently, here is something new you can get your hands on! New “Sleepwalker” merch with tagline, “It was only a Dream.. Or, was it?” To receive a free chapter preview of Book Two, “Ghost…

New Article Published by WorkSpace Digital!

Today, I was informed by Joey that another article I wrote for Chicago based agency, WorkSpace Digital was published on their website on June 28th! This time I was assigned the topic, “The 6 Key Differences between Mobile vs. Desktop for Social Media.” This article is a great read for anyone interested in seeing the…

Quirky Questions with Dove Winters!

Hey, it’s me again! I wanted to share my second author interview that will be published soon! This time with author and hostess of Quirky Questions with Authors – Dove Winters! I had a lot of fun answering these questions so i’m a bit nervous – yet excited, to have you read them 😀 Here’s…

Author Q&A with Rachel Pudsey!

Hey, Everyone! So, I recently ventured out to find some bloggers and network with some other authors about collaborating for some interviews, cover reveals and Pre-Orders for my upcoming YA release, “Eternal Fate”! I am very excited to share that soon on Rachel Pudsey’s website, you will be able to see the new cover reveal…

Join me on Wattpad!

Hey, There! So, I just started on a new platform – Wattpad. I am adding chapters of my books for readers to get a taste of what I write! So far, I have a 3 chapter preview of my new adult psychological thriller, “Sleepwalker.” Also, Wattpad will be the first place you will find a…

Readers can write, too! 20 Free Prompts for YOU to start writing!

Hey, Readers! I started thinking today about these author packets I have left over from my recent speaking event for “Women who Write” and this question struck me and made me wonder, “How many readers wish they could write a story?” and that formed into a multitude of other questions like, “I wonder if these…

“Devils Fall” Chapter Preview

“How is he standing?” I whimper. Sam opened the door again peeking to look down at father, “Arms crossed, leaning and waiting against the ladder.” His eyes searched my expression for comfort, he did not find any. “Ohhhhhh. Not good, not good, not good.” I whisper harshly, pacing the attic floor. “Why’s that not good?…

What if? A questions asked daily..

So, something I rarely do is write on here about my day to day writing and it’s something I should probably do more of but I’m a bit of an introvert and it’s definately not as exciting as some movies make writing out to be, if anything its more relatable to having a mental breakdown…

“Sleepwalker” Read and Review Submissions!

Hello, Reader! I am searching for Book bloggers who are interested in reviewing a new author and one of my newest Adult Psychological Thrillers called “Sleepwalker” a Keyhole Novel. I am currently writing the second novel in this series and would like to add an acknowledgments/reviews pages into “Ghost of the Past” with reviews from…

“Devils Fall” Read and Review Submission!

Are you a book blogger searching for new series by new authors? Are you a fan of Young Adult Fantasy series? This novel is the first of five novels, three of these novels are already released on Amazon. I am searching for book bloggers (or Bookstagrammers – or both! 🙂 )who will read and write…

“Corrupted Minds” Coming Soon..

Hey, Heeeyyyyy.. Guess who just wrapped up their 3rd chapbook!? 😍 I’m working on coverting these into an eBook to publish soon, then in about a week they will be available to buy in print! I’m very excited to see this one in print! When you download “Corrupted Minds” you’ll receive 13 unpublished poems +…

Two NEW Cover Reveals Coming Soon!

Hey there! I’m very excited to announce that I have two new cover reveals coming soon to share with you! What are these two covers for? Well, for starters, I recently received an e-mail from my tenth poetry submission in the past year that my work would not be featured in their magazine. I was…

Eternal Enemies Chapter Preview!

Hey! Sarah, here – TheCursedAuthor.. I wanted to share with you the first Chapter viewing of my upcoming YA novel, “Eternal Fate” – This will be a YA Romance/Mystery series called “The Eternal Enemies Series”! Download Chapter One “VenHoar High” here! – ETERNAL FATE SNEAK PREVIEW “Eternal Fate” description: “Ashleigh Valentine is the puzzle piece…

“Eternal Fate”

“Eternal Enemies” Book One in The Eternal Enemies Series: Genre: YA Murder/Mystery/Romance Synopsis: “Ashleigh Valentine is the puzzle piece that doesn’t fit into the picture at VenHoar High. She is not popular in any way and she knows it. A self-proclaimed carrot, with red hair and freckles. A figure that has nothing to flaunt and…

“Sleepwalker” Readers Review!

In the past few months that “Sleepwalker” has been released, I have been overjoyed by the response of how many people are reading, plan to read and have left their feedback and reviews on Goodreads and Amazon! When I wrote “Sleepwalker” was during a very hard time in my life (I know, when haven’t you…

“Anxious Mind” by Sarah A. Kenney

I woke up a few nights ago and wrote this poem, I was going to save it like most of my poetry for submission but I would rather just share it for anyone who feels the same certain days.. Remember, it’s okay to not be okay..

Read N’ Reviews Featured Author of the Month!

I am VERY excited to announce that I am the March Featured Author of the Month on Read N’ Review Book Group! You may remember my post about Tina Sanders reviewing “Sleepwalker” – You can find the review here: Sleepwalker Review by Tina Sanders Readers in this group can ask me questions whether about one…

“Devils Mark” has a new cover!

Hello, Readers! I am excited to announce that my third novel in The Devils Curse Novels has a new revamped cover design! You can view the changes on AMAZON now! (Paperback version coming SOON!)  

Women who Write!

Are you looking for a collaborative and supportive womens writing group in Michigan?

Author Update!

Author Update! Sad Confession: I haven’t written a word in 2 months! 😩 Between health issues, brain fog and just being exhausted in general it has been so hard to get motivated to write and plot – “Devils Ascension” is one of the biggest and most complex novels I have written, so many characters and…

Book Reviews and Free download!

If you are a book reviewer, blogger or just someone who is curious about my newest Adult Psychological Thriller, “Sleepwalker” then January 22nd you should head over to Amazon and download your free copy here: “Sleepwalker” on Amazon! Tina of ReadN’Reviews will be posting her review after the 22nd aswell so follow her here to see…

Character Bios!

Looking for information about the characters in The Devils Curse Novels!? Well, I have 3 new character bios to share with you! Meet: #1: Lukas Priest Download the second novel in The Devils Curse Novels, “Devils Dream” and follow Lukas when he follows Lucy as the Devils Watcher! #2: Faith Faith is one of those…

This Christmas.. Join the Nightmare!

This Christmas, join the nightmare that is Ashley Niallson’s life! Ashley ran away from home with her boyfriend Cody at a young age to escape her abusive and dysfunctional family life. She always was keeping a secret. When her brother Aaron calls her five years later, she finds herself inheriting the farmhouse that started all…

20 Writing Prompts

Need to fight writer’s block? Use one of these 20 writing prompts to create a short story!

Using your 5 senses to descriptively write your story!

Our five senses are so important to our everyday lives but most of the time we take them for granted. We expect they will always work when we need them to. When we write, we do this aswell. We forget about our characters using their 5 senses to describe a scenario or situation. Sometimes we…

Huge News in 2018!

Huge news for 2018! I am over the moon excited to announce that you are looking at the new Grand Rapids Ambassador for Women who Write – Grand Rapids Chapter, (Women who Write GR) Presented by Hook a Sista Up (HASU) a platform for women entrepreneurs! More information coming soon! My bio will be added…

HASU Women who Write 2017 Author Showcase!

On Nov. 18th, Thanks to the invitation from Hook a Sista Up (HASU) president Linda Otterbridge, I had the pleasure of attending the Women who Write Author Showcase in Grand Rapids, MI. Women who Write is based in Grand Rapids, MI and is a group created by HASU to support Women writers and create events…

“You Matter”

Hey everyone! My Mother and I own an online shop called Saribears, we make 100% handmade items. I have volunteered with Letters Against Depression since July and have helped with writing letters of Hope and Support to people battling mental illness. Saribears recently has started to design “YOU MATTER” card, these have handmade therapy color-in…

Sleepwalker Update!

I am VERY excited to announce that the final edit of “Sleepwalker” is FINISHED! I am nervous, excited, terrified, ecstatic.. Any emotion you can think of I am feeling it! Creating Sleepwalker has been so different than writing Lucy’s story has been, I know Lucy like the back of my hand and I’ve plotted and…

Maialen Alonso!

The Cover Designer that gave my first novel “Devils Fall” the perfect cover to depict Lucy being pulled between Heaven and Hell was the amazingly talented cover design from Bilbao, Spain – Maialen Alonso! She has become both someone I look to as a friend and a creative designer. She creates vivid, eye catching covers…

Saturday Writing Prompt! Yay!

Goooooood Morning and HAPPY WEEKEND! 😀 We made it through the week! Hallelujah! If you completed the writing goal for everyday this week you wrote: 8,150 words! (not including today’s writing prompt!) If you were to write with these same goals every week for ONE MONTH you would write 32,600 words – If you enjoyed…

Read “The Devils Curse Novels” for Free!

Did you know you can read all 3 of “The Devils Curse Novels” for FREE as a Kindle Unlimited Member!? Well, you can read what you want for $9.99/mo or try their free trial to see if you like it. ✨🎃 About “The Devils Curse Novels“! Lucy Morningstar is your typical, rebellious teenager.. the only…

Hello, October…

It’s chilly and I’m ready for a perfect mug of hot cocoa and a big warm blanket here in Michigan! I’m 8 week post-op today from open surgery and have been dipping my toes back into writing with the goal in mind to finish the second novel in The Keyhole Novels, “Ghost of the Past”…