About the Author


Sarah Charles was born in Toledo, Ohio, where she lives today with her husband and three children. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toledo with dual degrees in German and Psychology. From there she went on to study Psycholinguistics at the University of Notre Dame.

After leaving Notre Dame, Sarah went on to work in the mental health field. When her twins were born, she decided to try her hat at being a stay-at-home mom. That same year, she opened a home-based custom cake business.

Fate intervened and after two back surgeries, Sarah was forced to close down her cake shop. She saw this for the opportunity it was, and used her recovery time to begin writing her debut novel, Beneath the Destined Stone. She is currently in the editing stages and hopes to begin her search for an agent next year. In the meantime, she has started this blog to share what she has learned about the Middle Ages while doing research for her book.



8 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Hi Sarah. I enjoyed taking a look at your website. Good work. Congratulations on your book. I’ve written and self-published two e-books and a third one scheduled for release January 16, 2016. The writing was difficult enough but the marketing, that’s a whole different ballgame, as they say….lol.

    1. Thanks for visiting. Marketing terrifies me. It feels so pushy and unnatural. I’ll have to head over to your site and check it out. Congrats on your books. Have you been happy with self-publishing? It’s hard to decide which route to go anymore. I can see pros and cons to self vs. traditional. Glad I’ve got a while to go before I have to make all the hard choices.

      1. I tried the traditional route. I sent out 100 or so queries with enclosed self addressed stamps. More than 50% responded with a “not our genre”, although they stated clearly they accepted my genre. One agent requested six chapters, (I think) and took six months to let me down gently….lol. So I chose self publishing. I had to learn every step of the way but in the end I published…Yay!. It really boils down to choice. I am convinced no matter the decision, the author does all the work. If there’s anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to ask.

        1. I will definitely take you up on that. Thanks! I still have awhile to go, but once I’m closer I think I’ll probably have a ton of questions for you.

    2. Just checked your site out. Books look great! Do you happen to have them on audio? My kids rarely let me sit down with a book, so I usually have to get my fix through earbuds.

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