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What's on my mind?

Browse these pages and follow the exploits of a poor little Colored girl, who came of agen the Jim Crow city of Sumter, South Carolina during the 1960s, and now has made a home — and a respected name for herself — in Westchester County, New York. 


   

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

               My journey has been an excursion

               through high mountains and low valleys.

               Education, life experience and friendship

               have sustained me. Now, I turn to look back, 

               in search of the meaning of all that has happened. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


         Sarah is a writer/motivational speaker/arts consultant. She was a 2010-11 Inaugural Fellow @ the Writers Center, SUNY/Purchase.

     Her literary work includes:

       1) The Wanderlust: A South Carolina Folk Tale  (SBW Promotions, 2015). A prize-winning Zora Neale Hurston-inspired folk tale 

          2) Primary Lessons: A Memoir  (CavanKerry Press Ltd., 2013)                                                                                                                                                                ["Primary Lessons" was added to a blogger's list of "books to read for diversisty"                                                                                                                  http:/bucklingbookshelves.blogspot.com/2014/12/diversity-on-shelf-2015-sign-up-post.html]

      3) Feelings Brought to Surface (Harlo Press, 1979)

      4) My Dear Dakota (an autobiographical, young-adult novel - in progress)

  

      Sarah's essays have been anthologized in:

               Children of the Dream (Simon & Schuster Pocket Books, 1999);  Dreaming in Color, Living in Black and White (Simon Pulse, 2003).

          Aunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother (Ballantine Books, 2004)

          Gardening On A Deeper Level, (Garden House Press, 2004); Heartscapes: True Stories of Remembered Love, (Spruce Mountain Press, 2012)

      On the web, visit the following links:

               1)  to view a 2001 "Women's History Month" presentation Sarah made about the artist BeA haverbusch. 

                    http://treetopsart.com/BeAatGutmanGallery.html

               2) to view a video interview with Sarah as she talks about "Primary Lessons"

                    https://youtu.be/6sbcXVwftIw