About Sara Stamey

Award-winning author Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking around Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Resettled in her native Pacific Northwest, she taught creative writing at Western Washington University. She shares her Squalicum Creek backyard with wild critters and her cats, dog, and paleontologist husband Thor Hansen. Visit her BVC Ebookstore bookshelf.

Writing Full-Time versus a Day Job

The Rambling Writer quits teaching—well, almost…. I knew from an early age that I would be a writer. I wrote my first (illustrated) science fiction story at six, and when my Grandma Sara played the card game “Authors” with me, … Continue reading


The Rambling Writer: Novel Inspiration and Research in Greece

Back when I had more time than money, I followed the sirens’ call to Greece, whose mythology had enchanted me since childhood.  Loading up my backpack, I set off on four months of ferry trips, hiking, hosteling and camping on … Continue reading


Author Events–What Kind do You Like?

Author events can take different forms: Author reads prose or poetry for an hour or so. Author presents a slideshow about research or the process of writing a book. An interview or Q&A with the audience. A mini-workshop imparting a … Continue reading