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Sarah Porter
I'm a writer, artist, and freelance teacher. I teach creative writing workshops in the New York public schools via Teachers and Writers Collaborative; I've worked with kids in grades K-10, but I've focused on junior high and high school for the last several years. I don't think I would have... show more
I'm a writer, artist, and freelance teacher. I teach creative writing workshops in the New York public schools via Teachers and Writers Collaborative; I've worked with kids in grades K-10, but I've focused on junior high and high school for the last several years. I don't think I would have written a YA novel if it weren't for that experience! Reading my students' intense, passionate poetry and stories recalled my own emotions at that age. Lost Voices was my attempt to write the book I most needed as a twelve-year-old struggling with what it means to be human: a book I never really found.As for why I became a writer, well, I grew up moving around a lot. I was shy and didn't have a lot of friends, and I read all the time. Books sustained me and gave me a sense of belonging when I was young. All the voices of all the writers I've loved throughout my life seemed to flow together into something like a speaking whirlwind. Literature for me has always been a force greater than the individuals who create it. And because that force meant (and means) so much to me, I wanted to be a part of it, to give it what I could and contribute to its power.I live in Brooklyn with my wonderful husband Todd, an artist and fabricator of electronic art, and our cats Jub Jub and Delphine. I have an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from City College.My website is sarahporterbooks.com. It includes my drawings of Luce and Nausicaa (who features largely in the upcoming books in the trilogy) as well as a summary of the trilogy's second volume, WAKING STORMS. There's also a selection of reviews and interviews, and occasional updates.
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Maniacgirl4books
Maniacgirl4books rated it 5 years ago
This is the sequel to Lost Voices. I thought this was over all a pretty good book. I felt that the characters needed more growth. All the characters except for Luce, the main protagonist, were not developed to the author's full potential. But I think that may have been on purpose considering what ta...
Maniacgirl4books
Maniacgirl4books rated it 5 years ago
This book was definitely one of the most depressing books I have ever read. This book was really interesting from the beginning and progressed from there. I thought this book was very well written and enjoyable. For the most part in the book the main character is alone with her thoughts, this create...
GizmosReviews
GizmosReviews rated it 6 years ago
*Genre* YA Paranormal*Rating* 3-3.5*My Thoughts Coming soon!I had high hopes for this book and was left a bit discombobulated by sociopolitical BS that interrupted my flow of liking the book even more. Yes, I hold stories responsible for denying me luxury away from the real world when I attempt to r...
GizmosReviews
GizmosReviews rated it 6 years ago
*Genre* YA Paranormal, Mermaids Trilogy*Rating* 3.0*First Thoughts*Wow does Luce make some absolutely stupid mistakes in Waking Storms. From putting all her heart, soul, and energy into spending time with Dorian, to turning her back on her friends who looked towards Luce to save them from Anais only...
Ashleigh Paige
Ashleigh Paige rated it 6 years ago
See more of my reviews on Birth of a New Witch! My copy was an ARC I received via Amazon Vine.3.5 stars.YA novels with mermaids as the focus tend to be dark due to all the legends associated with them, but the Lost Voices trilogy stands out as an especially dark take on them. Sure, it takes siren lo...
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