Meet new member Sarah Frank
15-year-old author and poet from Tampa
Sarah Frank is a 15-year-old author and poet from Tampa, Florida. She attends Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts, where she majors in creative writing and is president of the freshman class. One Chance, Sarah?s first novel, was originally handwritten in a red notebook while she was in the fifth grade. She completed One Chance for publication by BeaLu Books when she was 14.
Besides reading books and catching up on her favorite shows such as Shark Tank, Sarah spends two weeks each summer at the University of South Florida attending the ICE Writers Camp sponsored by the Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (TBAWP), a chapter of the National Writing Project.
In addition to One Chance, in fifth grade, Sarah published a book of poems titled, “What Really Happened in Elementary School! Super Silly Poems Scribbled in a Notebook” (Amazon:?http://a.co/eUGoOoV) as a “thank you” for her elementary school teachers.
Sarah is enjoying doing “Author Visits” to elementary schools where the 4th and 5th graders and their teachers love seeing and hearing the story of how she wrote One Chance. Her platform is inspiring kids to follow their dreams while stressing that “hard work” was really the key to getting her work published.
Being an orphan is tough and not knowing why makes it that much harder for Sandy. But now she’s being sent to a new orphanage and middle school and needs to look forward not back. Before moving, Sandy meets Brian at school, and he reveals the existence of the magical Stone of Discedo that allows whoever has it to time travel. Maybe this is her one chance to go back in time and find out what happened to her parents. However, the stone has its own history and its own rules. Twelve years ago, it was stolen from a lab in Germany, and many people want control of its magical powers. Suddenly, Sandy, Brian, and the other orphans are thrust into a world of threatening notes, robbery, and murder. Will they be able to follow the stone’s rules to go back in time and change history, so Sandy can have her one chance to find out what happened to her parents? Or will the stone fall into the wrong hands again?
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