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 5 books, Two Secrets, came out in October 2019. Since 2018, Sarah has visited and spoken to over 5,000 students, teachers, media specialists and parents on her book tours and author visits. 

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 junior classes. As a senior she has been elected President of Student Government. She created and ran Blake High School’s first Debate Club as a sophomore, and co-founded the Best Buddies Club as a Junior. 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.

Sarah and One Chance have won awards: a silver medal in Juvenile Fiction (age 7-12) category by the Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc. In 2020, Two Secrets was also awarded a silver medal in Middle Grade Fiction.

In addition to One Chance and Two Secrets, 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 schedule a visit by clicking here.


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
Online coverage:  Sarah featured on Hillsborough County Schools website during #CelebrateLiteracyFlorida week
Magazine coverage:  World of Westchase Interview, 2017 “Westchase Teen Author Debuts First Novel”


Sarah has now presented to over 5,000 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!