Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer is an award-winning author and a Choctaw storyteller of traditional and fictional tales based on the lives of her people. In 2012, she was honored as one of four artists in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Artist Leadership Program for her literary work in preserving Trail of Tears stories. A regular columnist in Book Fun Magazine and the Northeast Texan, she writes from her hometown in East Texas.
My Mission: Promoting Christ-Centered Fine Arts
My stories show struggle and heartache. Nothing’s wrapped in a pretty package tied with platitudes of living happily ever after. That’s not reality. But just as there’s despair, there’s hope through Jesus Christ. Craft that message with excellence and we can touch a hurting soul.
Of the more than fifty inspirational short stories I’ve written, Apparently So won the weekly FaithWriters.com Writing Challenge, and seven others received an Editor’s Choice Award. I am in awe at the marvelous works the Lord is doing as I walk through the doors He opens.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
God has opened more doors than I ever imagined within my tribe. Being a part of the NMAI program and most recently, seeing the book I worked diligently on with nine other Choctaw authors being received so well by tribal and non-members alike is stunning. As a Choctaw, I want to tell the stories of hurts in the past and present but always give the hope. How else can we heal?
My mama. My best friend
A strange realm for me to be in, but don’t expect the usual aliens and fantasy found in this genre. There’s a character in these stories that struggles with what many of us as Christians face today. She just happens to be facing them 500 years from now.
The LIGHT Series: SESsawyer.blogspot.com
God knows where all these adventures will lead. He’s such an amazing author…I can’t wait to turn the page each day to see what He has next for my life.
“Really and truly my greatest writing dream? To meet someone in Heaven who says, ‘I’m here because of the Message in your stories.’” ~Sarah Elisabeth
What others are saying about my writing:
“You have a natural style. Keep Writing!” Kristin Slavik, FaithWriters.com Featured Author
“Really an extraordinary work Sarah. Compelling and warm…” Aaron Morrow, Award Winning Author
“You can definitely tell a good story.” Loren Thomas, Flash Fiction Master
“I look forward to reading more of your work!” Joni Andrews, Writer
“You have wonderful creativity.” Lisa Mikitarian, Multi-Award Winning Master Author
“This comment is for your mom: Thank you for supporting your daughter as she spreads her wings and explores her gift of writing. I think you are represented by the color violet. A mix of proud-purple and love-red. : )” Marita Thelander, Multi-Award Winning Master Author
“Exceptionally well done!” Jan Ackerson, Master Writing Instructor
“Your writing style is simple yet compelling. You pulled the reader in and along and did it with skillful use of descriptions not overabundance of such.” Sharon Laughter, Writer
“Your writing has a very comfortable flow to it.” Jackie Wilson, Avid Reader
“You have a gift for finding such creative and meaningful stories…” Rachel Phelps, Multi-Award Winning Master Author
“I’m one of your fans. I love how you create a truly dynamic story of depth, with a wholesome spiritual application.” Stanley Bednarz, Writer
“I always enjoy reading what you write!” Carol Slider, Home School Mom
“Your story telling voice is very sincere and allowed me to relax and enjoy…” William Price, Award Winning Christian Author
And one of the greatest of all:
“You keep writing, you have a real gift.” Papaw (Grandfather)
Rest in Peace, April 2010