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Sarah Avery

Sarah Avery

Artist Information

Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Literary Arts

Artist Statement

Stories can lift us out of the hardest moments of our lives and carry us, for a little while, somewhere else. They can lead us to the heart of our hardest struggles, but slantwise, through imagined lives, when our own may seem unmanageable. The most sustaining, most healing stories can do both. Bringing such stories to readers is my mission.

Artist Bio

Sarah Avery is an escaped academic who writes contemporary and epic fantasy. She won the 2015 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for her novella collection Tales from Rugosa Coven. Her short fiction has appeared in Great Jones Street, Fantasy Scroll, and Baen's Universe, as well as Black Gate, where she wrote a column on teaching and fantasy literature for a decade. Her literary agent, Leon Husock, is at the L. Perkins Agency. She has been a writing teacher for 24 years.