Timeline of Events
October 2021 Shared my work in education with Prep Hour Podcast, and in the end, we focused on how Bridging Minds is opening dialog in our country to encourage political wellness!
February 9, 2021 Spoke to the Feminism Club at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT about Bridging Minds
September TBD, 2020, Book club appearance in Southport, CT
March 3rd, 2020, Moderated discussion at the annual Scherzer International Dinner at The Penn Club, NYC.
December 2019, Lift the Lid visits The School in a Cart in the Philippines.
August 30, 2019, Held talks on Bridging Minds Collective at Burningman in Nevada.
July 19th, 2019, Founded Bridging Minds Collective
June 28th, 2019, Book club appearance in Oxford, CT
April 8th, 2019, a nonpartisan guest on FOX Business PrimeTime with Trish Regan.
February 11th, 2019, a nonpartisan guest on FOX Business PrimeTime with Trish Regan
January 21st, 2019, a nonpartisan guest on FOX Business PrimeTime with Trish Regan
January 14th, 2019, a nonpartisan guest on FOX Business PrimeTime with Trish Regan
January 9th, 2019, a nonpartisan guest on FOX Business PrimeTime with Trish Regan
December 3rd, 2018, a nonpartisan guest on FOX Business PrimeTime with Trish Regan
November 20th, 2018, a nonpartisan guest on FOX Business PrimeTime with Trish Regan
April 26th, 2018, FaceTime book club ‘appearance’ — Woodlands, TX.
April 24th, 2018, featured in Westport Magazine.
January 6th, 2018, reading and book signing at Barnes & Noble in Stamford, CT.
December 29, 2017, featured by Fairfield Citizen, Westport News, New Canaan News, and Darien News.
December 3rd, 2017, book signing from 12:30-2:00 at Elm Street Books in New Canaan, CT.
November 10th, 2017, talked with Brian Glenn of KEXB 620 AM about I Always Cry at Weddings and Lift the Lid, Inc.
October 30th, 2017, interviewed on Chick Lit Central.
October 5th, 2017, interviewed on Chick Lit Plus.
Sept 1st, 2017, elected Chair of the Literary Committee at The National Arts Club in New York City. Sara and Rose Kernochan will be leading the Committee in hosting bimonthly literary readings, discussions, and interviews at the Club, which are free and open to the public.
July 18th, 2017, book signing and reading at RJ Julia Bookstore in Madison, CT.
April 10th & 11th, 2017, spoke at Oswego State University for their Writing Department, OZ Leads, and Writers Open Forum.
March 1st, 2017, keynote speaker at OPUS for Person to Person’s Annual Alumni Luncheon Fundraiser for Balloons for Campers Day, sending city kids to summer camp. 11:30-1:30pm. Location: The Country Club of Darien, 300 Mansfield Ave., Darien, CT
February 21st, 2017, reading at The National Arts Club. Free and open to the public. 8PM. Location: 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan. P
January 24th, 2017, interviewed writers Aspen Matis and Leigh Newman on their memoirs at The National Arts Club. Free and open to the public. 8pm. Location: 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan.
January 13th, 2017, Steve Repak’s Radio Show on Just Jesus Radio Network, airs 5pm Eastern Time.
October 29th, 2016, book signing at Elm Street Books in New Canaan, CT.
September 13, 2016, interviewed authors Ian Frazier and Susan Shapiro at The National Arts Club. Location: 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
July 24th, 2016, Sara and Lucas (her 7-yr-old son) ran a Half and Mini Tough Mudder on Long Island to raise money for Lift the Lid’s latest project sending 40 educational tablets to Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya. They raised over $5000 and are working with BRCK Education in Kenya to provide the tablets, installation, and initial training. Read more: https://www.lift-the-lid.org/2016/07/i-get-muddy-they-get-technology/
March 10th, 2016, book club appearance in Darien, CT. Sara shared personal stories and talked about the writing of I Always Cry at Weddings.
March/April, 2016, personal essay “Manhattan, My Old Flame” is published in ARRIVE MAGAZINE.
February 16th, 2016, read from I Always Cry at Weddings at The National Arts Club in NYC. The reading was sponsored by the Literary Committee.
December 20th, 2015, book-signing for I Always Cry at Weddings at Barrett Bookstore in Darien, CT.
November 13th, 2015, reading of I Always Cry at Weddings at RiverRead Books in Binghamton, NY:
November 12th, 2015, featured on New Channel 34 (MSNBC affiliate) for I Always Cry at Weddings and Lift the Lid, the 501(c)(3) global charity Sara founded in 2010 that encourages writing and sponsors underprivileged schools and students: https://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/local-news/vestal-native-writes-romance-novel
September 2015, WhiteFire Publishing launched I Always Cry at Weddings, Sara’s debut novel about figuring out life and finding love in NYC.
February 3rd, 2015, interviewed on Lit(erally) Speak(ing), Patti Shene’s weekly radio show on Blog Talk Radio. Sara talked about total abandonment and taking leaps of faith, as well as her past career in fashion, her writing, charity, and life with two boys, a dog, and a husband who likes to keep them all on the move.
October 2014, Lift the Lid organized Runners of the Kenyan Lunch Box for a 10k in London’s Regent’s Park and raised $5000 to build a kitchen and begin a sustainable lunch program at Namelok Junior Academy in Kisamis, Kenya.
June 2014, signed with WhiteFire Publishing for the September 2015 release of I Always Cry at Weddings, about a young woman’s search for love in New York City. Ava Larson will bring all the other brides to tears!
September 2010, launched Lift the Lid, Inc., a 501(c)(3) educational charity that sponsors schools in the developing world and encourages writing and self-expression.
October 2008, read at The National Arts Club’s annual Literary Committee reading. Location: 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
May 2008, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Writers’ Workshop presented its annual reading. Sara, an instructor, read a piece about what the workshop means to her. Location: 296 Ninth Avenue (at 28th Street), Manhattan
May 2008, The National Arts Club presented its annual Creative Writing Festival, and selected students from Sara’s writing workshop at Marta Valle Secondary School on Stanton Street in Manhattan read their personal essays on a childhood memory. Location: 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
June 2008, hosted a Mentor/Protégé Reading, featuring authors Ian Frazier, Susan Shapiro, Alice Feiring, Dana Jennings, and Liza Monroy. Location: 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
February 2008, gave a lecture on characterization for Professor Julia Chu’s creative writing class at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York City.
December 2007, moderated a panel discussion of authors for the Creative Writing Enrichment Program at The National Arts Club. The panel included children’s writer Ann McGovern, journalist Barbara Etzel, finance writer Ronald Spurga, and playwright J.B. Edwards.
In 2007, Sara held a monthly writing workshop for the Northeast Zone of American Christian Fiction Writers at her home in Manhattan.