422Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads, weathered farm faces, and combine harvesters powering through cornfields.  She also loves to explore the world, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States to coastal cities, kitschy attractions, and national monuments.  This passion for finding stories led to college adventures to Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Slovakia, Germany, and other European countries. Each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her childhood photo albums.

In 2002, Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder.  However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, she realized the last thing she wanted to do was spend the next years of her life in a passionless corporate marketing career.  With the unfailing support of her loving husband, she chose to pursue a career in creative writing and received her MA from Iowa State University in 2009.

While writing more “serious” works for grad classes, Sarah dabbled with a fun online writing project, titled Hydraulic Level 5.  As often happens, this particular little story evolved into something more important, more personal to her and those who read and enjoyed it.  Once the story was complete, Sarah loved it enough to desire a proper place for it on bookshelves.  This began her relationship with Omnific Publishing and the anticipation of Hydraulic Level 5’s official release in Fall 2013.

These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her toddler son, show him the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper.  She also enjoys her piano, volunteering in her church and community, and reading anything with a cohesive plot. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa.

12 thoughts on “About

  1. excited for you and HL5, this was one of my favorite stories on FF. Can’t wait to have the book. Congrats!

  2. i’m so excited for you – i read HL5 on FF and it completely drew me in. so happy for you and all the other amazing authors who are finally being recognized for their works. i don’t care if it was FF – i consider it networking when authors are able to use the connection to bring their work to life in an otherwise unending battle with publishing issues. best of luck!

  3. I am so excited to see this story publised. I read HL5 on FF and it is a wonderfully rich story line with great characters. Really happy for you and other authors who are able to publish with out all the difficulties of going through major publishers. Best wishes for your success! I wll definitely be buying a copy!

  4. Sarah, I am so excited for you and can’t wait to buy a copy of my favorite story!! Congrats to you, and thanks for writing such a wonderful tale.

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