Building Character, Enhancing POV, and Principles of (E)motion with Author Sara Read

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A smart, poignant novel perfect for fans of Lessons in Chemistry
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Join Julie and Jessica as they talk to the fabulous Sara Read, the author of the recent book Principles of (E)motion.

Trust us when we say it’ll make you swoon–and get excited for math like you’ve never thought possible.

We discuss Sara’s fascinating leapfrog writing approach, finding an agent, and making characters see each other in rich, dynamic ways.

Before she started writing fiction, Sara got a degree in Women’s Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz. She tried the nine-to-five life for about a nanosecond before moving to rural Virginia to become a flute-maker’s apprentice and traditional fiddle player. Some years and two babies later, she returned to school for a Masters in Nursing. A cancer survivor herself, she now has the privilege of caring for cancer patients as a nurse.

JOHANNA PORTER IS NOT SORRY, released in March 2023, was her debut novel. Her latest novel, PRINCIPLES OF (E)MOTION comes out January 2024. Sara’s short stories have been featured in The Missouri Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, and Zone 3 Press, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is represented by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.

Sara is co-host of #MomsWritersClub, a Twitter/X community and YouTube channel. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, two teens, a terrier, and three snarky cats.