San Francisco writer, Sarah Margolis Pearce, is the author of the novel, The Promise of Fate. Set in the mountains of Northern California, the story spans a century and is woven around a quartet of Maidu baskets and a collection of characters living in the fictitious town of Remington River. Murder, lost love and a fateful connection to the past make this a story that will haunt the reader. Her love of the region and sense of place makes this a book that resounds with Sarah’s affection and respect for the mountains.
Authors that Sarah’s identifies as influential to her writing include Annie Proulx, Flannery O’Connor, Jack London and Jane Smiley.
A life-long writer, Sarah credits the burgeoning self-publishing movement for providing her motivation to continue working on novels. She enjoys the healthy debate within the publishing industry about the pros and cons of self-publishing, digital media and the future of the book.