About Me

This Blog

I began this blog in April 2010 in the hopes of chronicling my writing and publishing journey. It has since morphed into a little bit of everything, including photography, book reviews, writing, food, and personal insights and musings on my Christian faith.

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About Me

My name is Sarah, I’m an almost-thirty-something originally from Pittsburgh, PA. For two years, I lived in Orange County, CA for graduate school, where I earned both an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. After 3+ years as a Children’s and Young Adult bookseller and a year as Director of Youth at my church, I’m now working in publishing in New York City. Currently, I work as an online marketing associate for one of the Big Six Five publishers. Mostly, I work on faith-based books, though there is the occasional political treatise or celebrity memoir thrown in for good measure.

What You Will Find on This Blog

Book reviews, mostly in the Young Adult area, but also in romance, Christian fiction, memoir, and literary fiction. You might find some science-fiction (mostly time travel) or middle grade. Sometimes you’ll find non-fiction. I’m an eclectic reader who will basically pick up anything that looks interesting. If you want a book rec or you have a book rec, please don’t hesitate to share. My favorite novel-setting time period is World War II.

I might also write about my life, about New York City, about food and restaurants. Sometimes I post my favorite photos, as I like to pretend that I’m an amateur photographer. I try and share things that matter to me, so my blog may, at times, be all over the place. As its title suggests, I am a writer, a reader, and a dreamer. And as this is my blog, it’ll be about me and anything I feel like sharing

Finally, I will talk about my faith: I believe what Jeremiah 29:11 states: I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. And I try to live my life in Christ, for Philippians 4:13 states that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Book Review Disclaimer

The views expressed in this blog are my own. They have not been approved or reviewed by my employer. Furthermore, all books reviewed on this personal blog were read for pleasure and not in any professional capacity. I will not review any book on which I am directly working, have worked, or potentially will work. Other reviews are personal opinion, regardless of publishing house. Many of the books I review I own, others I have checked out of the library, and some I have read on NetGalley, and sometimes I pick up galleys or advanced copies of books. However, I am not compensated for my reviews. Thank you.

Contact

You can find me both frequently and infrequently across various forms of social media, all linked up at the top of the page and including but not limited to Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Goodreads. Or, the quickest and easiest way to get directly in touch with me is to email me: sarah(at)sarahreck(dot)com.

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