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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-winning editor of the Love Letters to Poe anthologies.

Smith is a screenwriter and producer for “The Strangle of Ivy,” an award-winning short film adapted from Smith’s gothic horror story of the same name.

Smith enjoys exploring the depths of the human psyche in her stories. 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.

Sara at the Museum of Death in New Orleans, Louisiana
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
Sara with her Poe Baltimore Saturday Visiter Award

Interviews & Articles

Jeanie and Carmen (top) interview Sara Crocoll Smith (bottom) about Love Letters to Poe.
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.