KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 7, 2020
By Pat Baldwin
Katy-based author Sara Harris will sign her latest Amish romance, “Rebekah’s Quilt,” from 6:30 - 8 p.m. March 13 at Katy Budget Books on South Mason Road. Attendees also can expect a reading, a Q&A session, a variety of door prizes – and stories, lots of stories.
Harris, 37, is a prolific storyteller, the writer of several book genres, a parent, a wife, a conservationist, a teacher, a cancer survivor and an overall aficionado of life. She juggles numerous author appearances and blogging with publishing commitments and family life.
Earlier in February, Harris facilitated a Flash Fiction Contest (a story in 150 or fewer words) in her son’s seventh grade English/Language Arts and Reading class at McMeans Junior High School. She’s also fielding interest from Netflix for the production of her paranormal thriller, “House of Madness.”
“It’s been a fun life so far and is only getting better,” Harris says.
A Road Less Traveled
That life began in West Texas where Harris recalls writing her first story in third grade. In the sixth grade, when Harris had her tonsils removed, her parents gave her Larry McMurtry’s novel “Lonesome Dove,” which proved influential in good times and bad.
As a teen, she developed an admiration for the wilderness that kept her on the move during her summers with the Student Conservation Association. Harris has piloted small aircraft, counted bats, tracked mountain lions, relocated rattlesnakes, hiked with black bears, among other “roads less traveled.”
A degree in history from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa fueled her interest in historical fiction. And when she lived in a reputedly haunted house in Big Spring, she turned her writing toward the paranormal.
Harris met her husband, Wesley, when he became her neighbor and plumber in West Texas. With the designation of Registered Master Plumber, he was ready to transform a couple of decades of family business experience into his own enterprise. That aspiration meshed with her decision to move to the Houston area where she had traveled for cancer treatments.