Sarah Hanberry Baker grew up in New Orleans, the land of amazing food, fun music, and phenomenal humidity. She headed off to Emory University in 1976 but left after one year, unsure what she wanted to be when she grew up. Hearing the call of the North, she ran off to Alaska where she spent three-and-a-half years in the Last Frontier. She made great friends, had fantastic experiences (sometimes too fantastic to believe), and discovered that she really wanted a degree in engineering. In 1981, Sarah entered The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BS and MS in civil engineering, then went to work for the federal government.
In 1997, Sarah started work on her first fiction novel…a romance. Although that book was never published (and never will be!), in 2001 book #2 was published by AOL Time Warner as Emily, Again. She continued to write romances and mysteries, selling a total of 18 novels, a dozen novellas, and several short stories. She has since become a hybrid author and has self-published four more novels and a novella. Sarah writes under Sarah H. Baker, Sarah Storme, S. H. Baker, and Lydia Parks.
Sarah enjoys sharing the lessons she learned along her path through the weird and wonderful worlds of writing and publishing. She teaches classes for the University of New Mexico’s continuing education programs including the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and for SouthWest Writers. She also speaks at writers’ conferences and events around the country. Her international speaking locations include Ireland, Scotland, and Siberia. (She’s definitely willing to return to those amazing spots!)