sarah byrn rickman

Author of the WASP

2017 is proving to be an outstanding year. My newest WASP book, Finding Dorothy Scott has won the May Sarton Women’s Book Award in Biography.

THANK YOU to Story Circle Network for that honor!

Finding Dorothy Scott also is a Finalist for the Colorado Book Award in Biography and in the Foreword INDIE Awards in Adult Nonfiction/History.

I have a new book-in-progress, due out this fall. The biography of original WAFS Barbara “BJ” Erickson London, this book marks my entry into the world of Y/A writing — Literature for Young Adults.

Two friends urged me to write my future WAFS/WASP books for our young women readers. “We need to tell these remarkable stories for them.” I would add for the young men as well. This is my first effort.

So with a new book in the works and an award-winning book to celebrate, I commissioned a new logo and a new website! I hope you like it and will continue to check back periodically and we post fresh news.

Thank you for reading!

More about Sarah


n 2016, Sarah was the recipient of the Vinnie Ream Award in Letters from the National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

The award was for her 250-word essay about writing Finding Dorothy Scott — describing how she found Dorothy’s story and was inspired to write it.

Sarah is a former reporter/columnist for The Detroit News (Michigan) and former editor of the Centerville-Bellbrook Times (Ohio). She earned her B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University McGregor.

Click on the plane to read Sarah's Essay!