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About the Author

Sara Crocoll Smith (she/her) is the author of the ghostly gothic horror series Hopeful Horror. She’s also the award-nominated editor of the Love Letters to Poe anthologies.

Sara enjoys exploring the depths of the human psyche in her fiction. She’s drawn to horror that serves as a catharsis, facing and overcoming the Big Bad. She experiments with horror that is not confined to darkness, and you can often find sunlight and nature in her rich, atmospheric works.

When she writes, she’s often accompanied by her cranky, old Pomeranian curled at her feet. Sara spends her free time with her husband and son.

Sara at the Museum of Death in New Orleans, Louisiana
Love Letters to Poe
Sara Crocoll Smith
Sara at Poe Fest 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland
Sara with award-winning filmmaker Tara Garwood recording “The Strangle of Ivy” Kickstarter video
The Haunting of Orchard Hill celebration cake
Sara celebrating the launch of The Haunting of Orchard Hill, her debut novel

Interviews & Articles

Jude Matulich-Hall (right) interviews Sara Crocoll Smith (left) about Love Letters to Poe, The Haunting of Orchard Hill, and “The Strangle of Ivy” film.
Matt Lolich (left) interviews Sara Crocoll Smith (middle) and Tara Garwood (right) about “The Strangle of Ivy” film.