Friday, April 29, 2016

Sara Ella's Journey to Publication

Sara Ella
Today we have a special treat—something a little different. Author Sara Ella writes for young adults, and with her bubbly personality, she’s created a variety of fun videos for her audience. Today, we get a taste as she shares her personal journey to publication. Her approach to reaching potential readers inspires me to think about ways I might be more imaginative. To watch additional videos, please visit Saras website or YouTube channel.  
Enjoy! ~ Dawn


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Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength?

Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a hideous birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her as normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved.

But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird.

Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you’ve gone from weird to otherworldly.

Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she’s ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can’t even save herself?

Once upon a time, SARA ELLA dreamed she would marry a prince (just call her Mrs. Charming) and live in a castle (aka The Plaza Hotel). Though her fairy tale didn’t quite turn out as planned, she did work for Disney—that was an enchanted moment of its own. Now she spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses and conquering realms of her own imaginings. Oh, and her husband is far more swoony than any cartoon character could ever be. She believes “Happily Ever After is Never Far Away” for those who put their faith in the King of kings.

You can learn more and connect with Sara at the following online sites:



  1. Your enthusiasm is so contagious and congratulations! I agree with everything you said: ACFW is wonderful, conference is the best, "story begins when change happens," and writing is such a team effort! We're all different, but the common thread in all our journeys is that we didn't give up.

    Thanks for this, Sara Ella (and what a great name)!

    1. Thanks, Angie! You're so kind. LOL glad my enthusiasm is contagious ;)

  2. Thanks for having me today, Dawn! So glad to share with others on the same journey.

    1. Our pleasure, Sara! Great fun to have you! Your video is inspiring. :-D

  3. Love your story Sara! You are so transparent on this video and inspiring to all of us!


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