Hello! Lit Luminaries is a lit/book blog based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota and features book reviews of an experience bookseller, highlights and reminders of literary events in the Twin Cities area, and all other things bookish.
I’m Sarah! I’m a multidisciplinary book reviewer, editor, designer, printmaker, and bookslinger/former bookseller who started out writing poems and has now published book reviews for The Riveter Magazine and BookPage. Having received well-rounded experience in the book industry by interning in marketing and publicity for Graywolf Press, sales for Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, and bookselling at Magers & Quinn Booksellers for two years, I will always have a special place in my heart for books and the authors who create them and find myself unable to stay away from the industry for long.
Currently I am exploring new methods of publishing via printmaking with letterpress while still reading and reviewing copious amounts of books here and elsewhere. My skills include marketing and branding, social media marketing, and experience with the following programs and CMS: WordPress, Title Management, Basil, Edelweiss, Emma, Smart Tools, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and OS X.
I’m an Italian at heart with a love for good food, travel and local state park exploring, my two cats, horror movies and spooky stories, and moderate minimalism.
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