Sara Schmidt is a writer, activist, artist, homeschooling mother and many other things. They write full-time as a freelance writer, have written a novella through a text messaging service and had their work featured at YouthNoiseEcorazzi, BluMail, Baby-Line and many other publications both on and offline. Sara’s supernatural romance novels are published through Changeling Press.


I shake you warmly by the hand and offer many welcomes!

Currently a writer, artist, homeschooler, and explorer, I have played many other roles. I’ve managed a restaurant, debated across the country, taught children in Spain, run a handful of student organizations and retreats, served as the Editor/Producer/Citizen Journalist Manager for a nonprofit, sung in choir for many years, volunteered with dozens of organizations and interned with a few, home-schooled two wonderful people, taught CPR and first aid, painted faces, cared for many a pet, tutored college students, and protested a thing or two. I am married to my rugged adventurer/high school sweetheart, and together we have a very tenacious teen. Here at my blog, these two are known as Indy and Wood Sprite.

Aside from my love of writing, art, reading, and generally being as ambitious as possible, I enjoy  playing with my kid, learning new things, having date nights with The Husband, traveling, swimming, karaoke and highlighting anything within my reach. We are active in several homeschool groups, 4-H club,  and other fun activities. I’m very interested in social justice, self-directed learning, children’s rights, feminism, the arts, fantasy and YA lit, Health at Every Size, and generally subverting the dominant paradigm.

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7 thoughts on “About”

  1. My, your portfolio is impressive. I’m following your blog now, so I can keep up with all the cool things you’re doing. Nice to know you through the Interweb!

    1. Thank you, Melia! I’ve added your blog to my blogroll as well– I absolutely love what you are doing. Mine is mostly just my work here and there. Thank you for reading!

  2. Hi, Sara. I found you through your IDEA blog. I’m looking to hang out with St. Louis are alternative education people and throw around ideas. Would you be interested?

    1. Haha, thanks Karen! It’s nice to meet you, too. We were going to try to meet up at a park when you were in town but it never worked out. Looking forward to meeting you in person!

  3. Hi Sara,

    I ran across your article about the benefits of hidden picture books on the parentingreport.com website. I would like to referenced it on my facebook page for my book company Owlbooks.dk and give you credit for the insight. I hope this is okay. Please feel free to write to me at the provided email if not. Thank you!

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