Who and Why



"I wish we could sometimes love the
characters in real life as we love the
characters in romances. There are a great
many human souls whom we should accept
more kindly, and even appreciate more
clearly, if we simply thought of them as
people in a story."
G.K. Chesterton
 My name is Sara-Anne. I'm an author, filmmaker, adventurer, farm hand, and traveler.

Whether it's through the medium of words on a page or pictures on a screen, I love stories and the way they can affect the way we see ourselves and others. Like Fyodor Dostoevsky, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and so many others, I want to change the world by telling good stories.

I've written one novel so far, Something Broken, which is available on Amazon and Createspace. For more information, check out the page about it on this blog. I'm currently working on my next big project.
In addition to writing novels, I have done some film work. In 2012 I co-directed and co-produced a music video, Pretty Fair Maid, with a friend, Peter Mixon. In 2013 I co-wrote and co-directed a short film, Overruled, with my cousin Paul Leavitt.

All my life, stories have helped me understand the people in my life and the world around me. I hope the ones I tell can do that too.