Author Visit: Sara Grace Miller

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Allyson is the winner! She has 48 hours to reply to Sara’s email (and she did). Congrats!

Sara’s sister drew a random name after scattering them in random order on the counter (without the names showing, of course). Thank you for doing that. With nearly 100 comments, I’m glad she took care of writing down entries as they were posted. Good thinking, Sara!

I am open to interviewing (and letting readers know) about your book. Email CircleCAdventures@gmail.com if you are interested in participating. I have created a new category, “Author Interviews,” to highlight these fun topics.

Sara Grace Miller, Young Author, age 14

Before we get into the interview, here’s a little bit about Sara and her brand-new short-story book, The Country Home. It’s 138 pages full of fun stories, like:

  • Abby runs into a dilemma, cattle thieves and coyotes. Will she make it out okay?
  • Bessie is bored, so she runs off, what kind of trouble can a brown cow get into?
  • A cat and a coyote sure can have a strange friendship, who knows what they will run into!
  • Ruthie loves kittens, but is there such a thing as too many kittens?
  • A mysterious tractor shows up, where is it from and why is it there?
  • Bridget doesn’t want to stay at a country home but will she finds she likes it?
  • And more!

Interview with Sara

  1. How long have you been writing? 

I started writing when I was ten, four years ago, I wrote a few stories just for fun. I stopped for about a year then picked up again and wrote a lot more stories. Quite a few of those stories are in my book, The Country Home

  1. What gave you the idea to publish a book?

I always wanted to publish a book. I read so many other books that it made me really want to publish my own! It was amazing to hold my very own book in my hands for the first time. 

  1. I know how that feels, Sara, holding your own book. So, who was/is your biggest supporter?

My biggest supporters are Tori H. and my sister. I also have some other friends, Essie B, Lizzy D, and Emma A, who helped me as well. I couldn’t have done all of this without them. A big shout-out of thanks to you for helping me, friends! 🙂

  1. What are some of your hobbies, when you are not writing? 

I love to read, raise rabbits and groom them, play with our kittens, skiing, and go-carting. I also enjoy taking photos and walking in the woods. Writing is always fun too. There are always stories waiting to be worked on! 

A few of Sara’s rabbits

Kittens!

  1. What kinds of stories do you like to write the most?

I love to write Andi Carter stories, Goldtown stories, and just-for-fun stories. I wrote Andi Carter stories when I started to write again, then I also wrote some stories just for fun. 

  1. How often do you write?

I write pretty often. I sometimes write every other day, but usually every day. 

  1. Wow. I wish I could write every day. Good for you, Sara! Do you plan to publish more books?

Oh, yes! I am working on two stories right now with my friends. It’s so fun to write and to publish them!

Just want to say thanks to everyone who helped me get my book published, those of you out there. It was fun writing and publishing it, even though it took a lot of time. If you have anything to ask me, feel free to ask in the comments, and I’ll do my best to answer! 

The Country Home Giveaway

The Country Home Giveaway

You can buy The Country Home on Amazon for only $5.99 Go here >>

Sara is giving away a copy of her short-story book to one lucky winner. How to enter: Answer one of these questions from Sara (or more if you like) in a comment. Giveaway run one week (November 2-9). Winner will be contacted via email (from Sara) and announced on November 10

  • What is your favorite kind of story to read?
  • What are your top three favorite books? (Besides Andi 🙂 ) 
  • What is your favorite Andi Carter fan-fiction story? 

Reminder! Include your name and email in the boxes before hitting “post comment.” That way when Sara draws the giveaway winner, I can send her the contact information. No contact information = no contest entry. See example. Your information is kept private.

Published by Andi Carter

I'm the main character in the Circle C Adventures series. I live on a huge cattle ranch in 1880s California. These are my adventures.

131 thoughts on “Author Visit: Sara Grace Miller

  1. Hey Sara!
    So very cool that you have an interview! I know you are so excited that you are a published author!

    Here’s my answers for the giveaway:

    •I will read almost any story (as long as it is clean of course). But I would say probably mysteries. Also historical and historical fiction are some other of my favorites.

    •My top three favorites…I would say “The 13 Series”, “Red Rock Mysteries” and “The Sanctuary”. Also “Trapped in a Video Game”“The Summerhill Secrets”, and “Child of Mine” are some more favorites that are up there.

    •Oh! Such a hard question! They all are so good!!
    I’m not good at remembering the titles, but one of my favorites was on for a contest and it was about how Sid McCoy came to the Circle C Ranch with his daughter.

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  2. Oh this is fun!
    My top three favorite books, thats a hard one because I read so much!
    I really like………
    Alex rider
    Little Women/Litlle Men/Jo’s boys
    And there is a few series in the “a life of faith” group.
    I also like ” The Prince and the Pauper.”

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      1. That’s awesome! Rabbits are so fun! What breeds do you have? I do name my, left to right in the top, Parker, Maple Susie, L:evi, Dora, Grapejoy, and Taffy. Levi is a Holland lop and the others are lionheads!

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    1. @Katie Moen,
      Oh I love the life of Faith books!! Which do you like? I really like the Millie Keith, Elsie Dinsmore, and Katherine Mckensie I think is her name (haven’t read that last one in a while haha)

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      1. @Faith and @Katie,

        I love the Millie Keith and the Elsie Dinsmore books!!
        I think those are the only ones i have read.

        ~Tori 🙂

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  3. This is so fun Sara!!!Luv it!!
    Hmmn my top three favorite books thats super hard cuz I read everyday! Probably ”Trouble with
    Treasure or ”Zipporah” and ”Family Secret”!!

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  4. I’m so excited for you Sara. Congratulations, what a huge accomplishment!
    I like biographies on missionaries or personal stories from World War 2, especially about the holocaust or resistance. It would be impossible for me to name my favorite book, but I love Evidence Not Seen written by Darlene Diebler Rose.
    Again, Congratulations and I can’t wait to see who the contest winner is.

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  5. Hey Sara! This looks awesome!
    1) I really like fantasy, fantasy/ reality, dystopian, and sci-fi (but not like the alien sci -fi)
    2) The first would be the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger, the second is The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and the third would be The Reason by Lacey Sturm.
    3)I honestly don’t have a favorite haha. I love reading all fan-fic

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  6. Hiiii Sara!!!
    Aww I was happy to help you with your story!! It has been awesome to be your friend!😁😁
    In answer to your question I would say
    (1) My fav story to read is historical fiction.
    (2) Baker Family Adventures; Chosen Daughters; Christian Heroes: Then and Now.
    (3) I tried to find it but couldn’t. It was when Elizabeth and James first met at the gold camps. I loved it so much! It was written so well. The sentences flowed together perfectly.

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    1. We have all the baker’s series and I think our whole family has read them! That’s another of my absolute favorite series

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  7. Howdy, Sara! Congratulations on your book!!
    To answer your three questions, 1) my favorite kind of story to read is mystery or historical romance. 2) My top three favorite books are The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan, and The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen. 3) My favorite Andi Carter fan-fiction is The Return of Henry by Sara M. 🙂

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  8. Hi, Sara, and congratulations for getting your book published! 👏

    1. My favorite genre to read is either battle/mystery or historical romance, depending on my mood. (:
    2. My three favorite books, not being any Andi Carter ones, are The Shadowed Mind by Julie Cave, The Horse of My Heart by Callie Smith Grant, and finally Cress by Marissa Meyer. (:
    3. For your last question, my most favorite Andi Carter fan-fiction is Broke to be Healed by Ree Deemed.

    Thanks for being willing to do this giveaway!! Have a great day! (:

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  9. Wow, Sara, you’re such an inspiration to me. Ever since i found out it’s possible to self publish, I’ve been wanting to do it. It’s amazing you did it. Are you going with a country style with your book?

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    1. You should!!! Its actually not as hard as I thought it would be.
      Not really, ‘The Country Home’ is the last story in the book, story sixteen, and I thought it would be a good name and it suited the cover. 😉

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      1. How many stories are in there? And are they about the same amount of words? If i ever write a book, I’ll probably do aa collection of stories, like you. Are the characters Christian? Sorry for all the questions!

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      2. There are sixteen stories. They all range in how many words/pages. Some are shorter while others are longer.
        You’re fine! I’m more then happy to answer your questions!

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      3. The characters are Christians even though it is not really mentioned.
        Its really fun to write short stories, I think it would be awesome if you do collection of stories!!!

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  10. 1) My favorite genes are historical fiction, mystery, and fantasy, but not all fantasy.
    2) My favorite book is the Green Ember series by S. D. Smith, Words on Fire and Lines of Courage by Jennifer A. Nielsen. And of course, Mrs. M.’s books.
    3) I’m not sure! I like all of them! But i enjoyed yours, Sara, and was really happy when Mrs. M. posted my two stories on the blog. Thanks for the chance to win a great book!

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    1. Hmmm….there are so many books I don’t know how to choose! lol.
      I like Andi Carter/Goldtown books.
      -Summerhill Secerts
      -Winnie the horse gentler
      -Almost all Amish books!
      -The Boxcar Children
      -Animal Ark
      -well, lets’ just say there are a lot!

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    1. I think I get about$2.44 per book sold. I published the book though Amazon so they take some of it for printing and such. I think thats pretty good for getting a book published! 😀

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  11. Hey Sara congratulations on your book! My three favorite books are probably Rilla of Ingleside, Cheaper by the Dozen, and The Mystifying Twins! I love all the fan fiction so I don’t really have a favorite 😆. Thanks for doing this😊

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  12. So cool, Sara! 😊
    What is your favorite kind of story to read? Historical fiction or classic literature 😊
    What are your top three favorite books? Little Women, Anne Of Green Gables, and The False Prince series.

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  13. Wow, that is so awesome! Congratulations, Sara! 🎉🎉🎉
    I enjoyed reading the interview, and your kittens and rabbits are adorable 😍It is nice to “meet” another teen author, and I wish you all the best as you continue to write and publish!

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    1. I know this is about Sara and her book (which looks amazing), but your devotional looked great, Ellen! I wonder if you’re writing any more books? P. S. Lucky! You got to read the Christmas Collection before it was released?!

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  14. Oh that’s a hard one! I like them all! And actually I am reading the violet books right now. I’ve read all of them though😊

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  15. My favorite kind of story is World War II romances my favorite books are a distant melody by Sarah Sundin a memory between us by Sarah Sundin and blue skies tomorrow by Sarah Sundin my favorite fanfiction story is probably courageous love Riley‘s pov

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  16. My fav books are The fire in ember, the Sierra Jensen series, Nancy Drew, and the andi books.
    My fav types of stories are: Drama, Adventure, and mystery.

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      1. So…you don’t worry about that? And what about the bank account part? Did you use your parents’, Sara? Can you do that? Or did you make your own?

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      1. Good for you! But when a person asked about “professional” editing, I think they mean, did you hire a “real” editor to go through the story. That is the definition of the word professional. Someone who edits as their profession (like what I do) and for money. 🤪

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