The Million Year Picnic is excited to announce that Sarah Winifred Searle will be signing at the shop on Saturday, 5/18, from 12-2pm!
Sarah’s new book is the young adult graphic novel SINCERELY, HARRIET! The reviews are in & it’s great! The Publisher’s Weekly review; the Kirkus review; the AV Club review. SINCERELY, HARRIET (changed from working title Thimble) is a quiet middle grade graphic novel about the power of storytelling and was released by Lerner Publishing’s Graphic Universe imprint on May 7th, 2019.
Harriet Flores, a thirteen-year-old only child, finds herself alone, bored, and stuck at her family’s new apartment after a move from rural Indiana to Chicago. While learning how to manage the change of scenery, a one-sided pen-pal situation, and a health issue she’s trying not to think about, Harriet uses her imagination to deal—for better and for worse. She creates a more vivid world inside the apartment by deciding that the place is haunted, the mailman is up to something, and her elderly landlady has stored a dark secret on the unoccupied top floor. Only after Harriet forms a bond with the landlady, a retired librarian named Pearl, does she begin to truly understand the power of storytelling. But maybe she wasn’t wrong about something being trapped upstairs…
SINCERELY, HARRIET follows Harriet across a restless late summer in 1996, exploring her first crush (which just happens to be on a girl), chronic illness, and different ways to be a storyteller.
Originally hailing from spooky New England and currently based in sunny Oz, Sarah has been overenthusiastic about storytelling in a professional capacity since 2006. She works as a writer, cartoonist, illustrator, editor, graphic designer, and general creative conduit. While she lives in Perth, Western Australia, she is currently planning travel through parts of Europe and North America in May and June of 2019.
Sarah’s work has been published by Graphic Universe, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Riverhead Books, Fulcrum Publishing, Iron Circus Comics, and Oni Press. Other clients include Harvard University, the Boston Public Library, the Onion/A.V. Club, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the Game Show Network.
Sarah’s website is http://www.swinsea.com/