Sarah and One Chance win book award!

Sarah and One Chance have won their first award: a SILVER MEDAL in Juvenile Fiction, age 7-12 category by the Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc.! We attended the FAPA Awards Banquet in Orlando. Thank you to everyone who has supported us through this journey, we are so excited!

“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.”  Category 21. Fiction: Juvenile Age 7-12 

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Sarah and One Chance featured in the Tampa Bay Times

Sarah Frank is a rising sophomore at Blake High School and now a published author. [Courtesy of Jen Bravo]

One ruby-red, spiral-bound notebook. One vivid imagination.

In the hands of a fifth grader, these seem like perfect tools for idle time. And for Sarah Frank, they proved to be just that — a creative outlet. While squirreled away in her bedroom, she embarked on writing a “story” about orphans and magic, escalating adventures and time travel, never intending to share her writings with anyone.

Then she added a, “purple Sharpie” to the mix. And everything changed.

“Somewhere in the middle — maybe just after I ended a chapter with a character saying, ‘We only have one chance’ — I realized I liked the sound of those last two words and I decided to make One Chance the title,” said Sarah, now a rising sophomore at Blake High School. “Once I wrote the title in this thick purple Sharpie (which definitely didn’t match the ruby red) on the cover, it started to feel real.

“It was at that point that I knew I wanted to take it to the next level and publish it — to share my story and my characters with the world.”

More than four years after that epiphany, Sarah peddles her first novel, One Chance, published last November by BeaLu Books.

While working on a 10-book series — the next installment will be Two Secrets — Sarah is accepting accolades. [Read more…]

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Sarah finished her school year with speaking to over 1500 adults and kids!

During the past year Sarah has spoken to over 1500 teachers, media specialists, parents and kids in grades 3-6 about her book. Her presentations in schools are very well-received and she has quickly become a role model to students with her message about hard work making dreams come true.

She has traveled to Illinois where she was a keynote speaker at Follett’s ReadingCon 2017, and visited elementary and middle schools in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Lake Counties. If you would like to have Sarah speak at your event, visit our Media/School Author Visits page.
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ONE CHANCE hits Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

One Chance is now live on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

 

Signed copies are available on her publisher’s site at BeaLuBooks.com

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Follow Sarah on Social Media!

Sarah has several social media accounts. Come along as we use #OneChanceTheBook #TeenAuthor and #BookLaunch to launch the book!

Facebook: SarahFrankAuthor page

Instagram:@sarahfrankauthor

Twitter: @SarahF_Author

 

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News article about Sarah’s new book!

Coverage about Sarah’s book: World of Westchase Interview, 2017 “Westchase Teen Author Debuts First Novel”

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ONE CHANCE, supernatural thriller, out now!

2nd_HC_One Chance_CoverB (2)ONE CHANCE is finally out! It’s published by BeaLu Books. Click to order the paperback or hardcover version. All orders on the Bealubooks.com website will be personally signed by Sarah.

This is Sarah’s first novel, a supernatural thriller full of mystery, action, and time travel. It’s the first in series of 8 books plus 2 prequels. Sarah began writing the book in a notebook while in 5th grade. She rewrote it in 6th grade onto her computer. By 7th grade there was another rewrite, and during 8th grade she worked with an editor to make even more improvements. Several of the books in the series are already in draft form.

“Time can be a tricky thing. If you get lost, you don’t come back. If you get killed, you can’t change it. If you mess with it, not even your family will remember your name, because you’re lost in time forever.”

One Chance_Poster_12x18_WEBWhen Sandy’s parents don’t return from a trip, she finds herself thrust into two orphanages run by the darkly mysterious Marsh sisters. Brian, a new middle school student, seeks out Sandy and reveals the existence of a magical rock: The Stone of Discedo. Threatening notes (or clues?) appear and Sandy, Brian and their fellow orphans find themselves in an escalating series of events. A theft is committed and Sandy is framed; a Sandy-lookalike orphan is brutally murdered. Sandy realizes that she has one chance to change her entire life and get her parents back…by going back in time.

“Sometimes you only have one chance, so you have to take it when you can.”

ORDER LINK: https://www.bealubooks.com/product/one-chance-paperback/ or
https://www.bealubooks.com/product/one-chance-hardcover/

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Sarah’s first book

Sarah’s first book is available on Amazon. It was published in 2011, when Sarah was in 5th grade. After getting bored in her elementary class in 5th grade, she wrote 28 silly poems about school targeted towards younger grades. We thought, “How fun to print these as a goodbye gift for all her teacher’s as she leaves elementary school.” One thing led to another, and suddenly it is an actual book! It is available for purchase on Amazon (click link below).

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http://www.amazon.com/What-Really-Happened-Elementary-School/dp/1499357109/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1400721224&sr=8-1

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