Bio and Contact Information

Writer Bio

Sara Whitestone is a novelist-in-progress, an essayist-in-practice, and an un-tortured-poet-in-process. In exchange for coaching in creativity, Whitestone’s diverse students introduce her to the mysteries of the world. Whitestone has presented at New World Stages, Chautauqua, Johns Hopkins Conference on Craft, and other venues where external beauty and internal words merge.

Whitestone is a contributing editor at GFT Press, and her works have appeared in The Portland Review, Word Riot, The Piedmont Virginian, Literary Traveler, SLAB, and elsewhere. Whitestone’s current project is a fictional autobiography titled Counting to 100. To learn more about Whitestone’s inner and outer adventures, visit

Artist Bio

A common theme of artists is the interplay between light and shadow—darkness enhancing color, silhouette forming contrast. But for Sara Whitestone, even the brightest shades are, well, shade—something that blocks the light. So, even the beauty that is her focus reminds her that, while contrast and silhouette are all part of now, and while dark and color are all that is within her current view, the pain and joy they represent are simply shadows of the light to come.

Whitestone’s photography has been featured on the print and digital covers of Piedmont Virginian, GTF Pressand in many photo and travel essays both online and in print. To experience more of Whitestone’s lights and shadows, visit

Contact Sara

Fill out the contact form here if you want to communicate with Sara directly and/or receive occasional email updates on her writing. (Don’t worry. She won’t share your information with anyone.)



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