Sarah Pascarella

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Boston, MA


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My home office, Diesel coffee shop in Somerville, the Boston Public Library reading room
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My reading room at home, or in bed on a weekend morning (just after waking up)
Best time of day to write: 
First thing in the morning (during the week), mid-afternoon (weekends)


I'm a Boston-based writer with a master's degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. My background is primarily in travel writing, having been a staff writer and editor at for the past seven years. Other essays and articles have been published in The Boston Globe, Travelers' Tales, and The Bark magazine, among other publications. I'm currently pursuing fiction in my free time -- I'm shopping around my first novel, and am hard at work revising my second. I also enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, and attempting to cook.


Carole Shields, David Mitchell, Margaret Atwood, Atul Gawande, and T.C. Boyle never cease to amaze me. I love to visit a new place and observe the rhythm of daily life in a completely foreign setting. Being outside my comfort zone makes me notice what I overlook at home, and conversely makes me more perceptive to my own routines when I return from traveling. The "short takes" in the newspaper are full of potential characters and plot jumping-off points to get a new story going. The rolling countryside of Pennsylvania, where I grew up, always makes me want a room of my own, overlooking a pasture, to write without interruption. Beautiful music is a must, too -- My favorite background music for writing includes Sufjan Stevens, James Blackshaw, Hem, and Keith Jarrett.

Sarah Pascarella's Manuscripts

  1. The Virgin Mary Hotline 3 years ago (Published)

Sarah Pascarella's Last Word

Title Type Replies Last Postsort icon
The Virgin Mary Hotline Manuscript 11 3 years 47 weeks ago
Walt's Yellow Shirt Chapter 37 4 years 27 weeks ago
The Virgin Mary Hotline - 002 Chapter 2 4 years 39 weeks ago
Beast Chapter 22 4 years 41 weeks ago
Three Chords and the Truth (First published in Front Porch) Chapter 28 4 years 48 weeks ago
The Virgin Mary Hotline - 001 Chapter 3 4 years 48 weeks ago
Falling Down [Short Fiction] Chapter 26 4 years 48 weeks ago
The Virgin Mary Hotline - 015 Chapter 0 4 years 49 weeks ago
The Virgin Mary Hotline - 014 Chapter 0 4 years 49 weeks ago
The Virgin Mary Hotline - 008 Chapter 0 4 years 49 weeks ago