Sarah Ray Schwarcz

Living somewhere between reality and fantasy, with a bit of magic sprinkled in for good measure

Sarah Ray Schwarcz

My newest book, Game Over, ShrinkWithers, is a magical realism Middle Grade adventure, which aims to entertain and inform children in grades four through eight about our stewardship of Earth and its resources. Set in the great outdoors—except when they are stuck in dangerous, dark, dreary places—this novel leaps from puzzle to puzzle, as the family reacts to their challenges. Let's hope our Earth wins!

Sarah Schwarcz recently published Pearls and Knots - Dancing on a String from the Mississippi to Lake Michigan (May 2020). Her poetry has been accepted in online journals, probably due to the humor threads running through them. Laughter is her nourishment—no calories and great exercise!

She has wonderful writing buddies and a fabulous critique group of ten experienced writers. Living in the Chicago area, she is fortunate to have many opportunities to learn from outstanding authors and writing coaches over the past decade. Sarah is a member of the longest running writing group in the country, Off Campus Writers Workshop, a weekly oasis that now numbers 450 writers. Sarah has been published in both their anthologies: Overcoming (2013) and Turning Points (2021).

The July, 2020 Book Excellence Awards Review describes Pearls and Knots as "a truly uplifting memoir that showcases the power of the human spirit in its ability to persevere and thrive. From the very first page, the story draws you in and tugs at your heartstrings. Sarah writes in a way that is both deeply personal and universal and her writing will make you feel as though you are living and breathing each moment with her."