About Sarah Frank

Sarah Frank is a teen author and poet from Tampa, Florida. One Chance, Sarah’s first novel, was originally handwritten in a red notebook while she was in the 5th grade. At age 14 she received a publication contract, an advance check and completed editing One Chance for publication by BeaLu Books. Her second book in the series of 10 books, Two Secrets, is due to come out in the Fall of 2019.  Since 2018, Sarah has visited and spoken to OVER 4,000 students, teachers, media specialists and parents on her book tours. 

Sarah and One Chance have won awards: a SILVER MEDAL in Juvenile Fiction, age 7-12 category by the Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc. “Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements. For 2018, eligible books could be entered in forty-three categories, with only 2 categories for Juvenile readers Age 7-12.  FAPA awards gold, silver, and bronze medals to finalists in each category.”

Sarah attends Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts, where she majors in creative writing and has been president of the freshman, sophomore and next year for the junior class. She is an officer in 7 school clubs and created and ran Blake High School’s first Debate Club as a sophomore. She works hard at schoolwork and has never had anything but an “A” in every class. She is also an active member and officer in her religious youth group.

In the summer of 2019 Sarah is attending a rigorous Pre-College intensive program in Philosophy at Harvard Summer School. She is one of 475 students, with about  150 of them international students from 70 countries and 325 American students from 46 states. They are completing a semester’s worth of study in 2 weeks!

Besides reading books and catching up on her favorite shows such as Shark Tank, for 6 years Sarah spent two weeks each summer at the University of South Florida attending the ICE Writers Camp. She now attends the W.I.N.D. (Writers In Need of Direction) program for teens. Both these writing camps are found at TampaBayYouthWriters sponsored by the Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (TBAWP), a chapter of the National Writing Project. Sarah credits these camps for helping her learn about writing and also where she began to think of herself as a writer.

In addition to One Chance, in fifth grade Sarah published a book of poems titled, “What Really Happened in Elementary School! Super Silly Poems Scribbled in a Notebook” (Amazon: http://a.co/eUGoOoVas a “thank you” for her elementary school teachers.

Sarah really loves doing her  “Author Visits” to elementary and middle schools where the 3rd, 4th, 5th  and 6th graders and their teachers love seeing and hearing the story of how she wrote One Chance. Her platform is inspiring kids to follow their dreams while stressing that “hard work” was really the key to getting her work published.


You can find out what Sarah is up to by following her on:

TV coverage: Sarah being interviewed in studio by Gayle Guyardo and Leigh Spann of WFLA/WTTA
Sarah being interviewed as a FAPA silver medalist by Dalia Dangerfield of Bay News 9

Newspaper coverage: Sarah and The Story of One Chance by Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times

Magazine coverage:  World of Westchase Interview, 2017 “Westchase Teen Author Debuts First Novel”


Sarah has now presented to over 4,000 students and teachers!  She loves visiting elementary and middle schools and interacting with the students, teachers and media specialists. She inspires them to dream big and then put in the hard work and commitment to reach their goals with her presentation: “The Story of One Chance.” Interested in having Sarah visit your school? Visit our Media/School Author Visits page and see “proof” of  lots of posts and comments from teachers, media specialists, principals  and parents whose children have been inspired to READ and/or WRITE after meeting Sarah and hearing her message!


Sarah’s website is http://www.SarahFrankWrites.com