Sarah Elizabeth Schantz(2020)
Sarah Elizabeth Schantz lives on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado with her family in an old farmhouse where they are surrounded by open sky, coyotes, and century-old cottonwoods. Her first novel, Fig, debuted in 2015 and was selected by NPR as “A Best Read of the Year” before winning the 2016 Colorado Book Award. She is currently working on her second novel, Roadside Altars, and recently won first place for a short fiction contest hosted by The Adirondack Review. She teaches the craft of creative writing at Front Range Community College where she was chosen for Master Teacher of the Year, and apart from FRCC Sarah teaches for Lighthouse Writers Workshop and her own series, (W)rites of Passage, where creative writing workshops are organized by season and by theme, she also works with individual writers one-on-one according to what each writer might need.