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Nov 4, 2021

Our latest interview is with Sarah Penner (The Lost Apothecary, Park Row/Harper Collins, March 2021). Starting with the high-concept hook of an apothecary who provides women in 18th century London the means to take revenge on predatory men, Sarah received offers of representative from half the agents she queried and sold her book in one day.  A true-life success story, she landed a spot on the NY Times Best-Seller list and her novel has been optioned by Fox Entertainment for a long-form drama series. Hear her story of learning to write women with agency, her fascination with potions, herbs, and teas, and her decision to quit her corporate finance job to pursue life as a novelist.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Sarah spent thirteen years in corporate finance and now writes full-time. She and her husband live in St. Petersburg, Florida with their miniature dachshund, Zoe. Her book has been translated into forty languages worldwide.

To learn more about Sarah, click here.