Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads, weathered farm faces, and combine harvesters powering through cornfields. She also loves to explore the world, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States to coastal cities, kitschy attractions, and national monuments. This passion for finding stories led to college adventures to Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Slovakia, Germany, and other European countries. Each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her childhood photo albums.
In 2002, Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder. However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, she realized the last thing she wanted to do was spend the next years of her life in a passionless corporate marketing career. With the unfailing support of her loving husband, she chose to pursue a career in creative writing and received her MA from Iowa State University in 2009.
While writing more “serious” works for grad classes, Sarah dabbled with a fun online writing project, titled Hydraulic Level 5. As often happens, this particular little story evolved into something more important, more personal to her and those who read and enjoyed it. Once the story was complete, Sarah loved it enough to desire a proper place for it on bookshelves. This began her relationship with Omnific Publishing and the anticipation of Hydraulic Level 5’s official release in Fall 2013.
These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her toddler son, show him the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper. She also enjoys her piano, volunteering in her church and community, and reading anything with a cohesive plot. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa.