Sarah Nadler is the author of Space Patrol and the Telidore series. She has been publishing books for YA readers for three years now. Her books spread a message of decency, heroism & epic adventure with teens & adults across four continents.
The spirit of Sarah's work is a message of humanity that is woven through not only her stories, but demonstrated in her charitable activities.
She has appeared twice in the Sierra Leone Times for her work in bringing education & Human Rights to underage girls in Africa. She is a board member of Girls Be Girls - Not Mothers™ and a sponsor of Youth For Human Rights International®.
When she isn't writing or carrying the torch for human decency in Africa, Sarah lives in Oregon with her husband Ben & is his co-host on BookPod: The Indie-Filter Podcast.
My books are mostly epic fantasy or space opera. I write to share my joy of reading with others, and to support the following values:
THE SPACE PATROL UNIVERSE
One day I was walking through a library in Los Angeles and stumbled across a large coffee table book called Before They Pass Away by photographer Jimmy Nelson.
I was stunned by the beauty of the photos he had taken of indigenous peoples while traveling on six continents. The message was not lost on me - this was 2017 and the recent shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, a young boy of African descent, by a white Texas Police Officer had sparked riots across the United States. Racism was a heavy topic at the time, and I felt an urge to speak up against what I saw as a basic human rights violation.
So I picked up my pen and wrote Space Patrol!
Allegory has long been used as an avenue of broaching subjects that are difficult to face. The word means, "a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one." (Dictionary.com)
Through my work with Youth For Human Rights International®, I knew that underneath the violent acts of 2017 lay an even darker problem - the false idea that peoples of other colors, cultures or ways not our own are lesser, base or unworthy of help. This is the basis of acts done by the likes of Roy Oliver, Hitler and others down a long and bloody line.
By writing Space Patrol! I hoped to target teens who are still at the beginning of that cycle--still have a chance to turn their backs on the racism and human-trafficking of earlier generations and build a new world.
KINGDOM OF TELIDORE
Three years ago I was scrolling through Google images for ideas of a new fantasy novel I wanted to write. I saw a painting, by Heather Theurer titled, Saraigh Ceol or "The Enduring Song" in Irish. Instantly, I fell head-over-heels in love.
I ended up including that imagery in the description of the climatic moment in my second novel, Tales From the Kingdom of Telidore, which is now available in bookstores.
I would like to express my admiration for Ms. Theurer's work, and let readers know the creativity it engendered in me, and the gratitude I felt for the spark of beauty and divinity I glimpsed when I looked at her painting.
Children the world over, from my hometown of Portland, OR to Sierra Leone Africa and the UK are enjoying my book. There is a piece of Heather's soul inside, and she deserves to know.
Download the first book I ever published!
"... the author successfully immerses the reader into relatable fantasy with a distinct world full of atmosphere and intrigue." - Jay A.
When Alicina finds an ancient door hidden inside a cave near her home in Colorado, she is determined to discover what lies on the other side. But when her sister Emily follows her within and goes missing, Alicina finds herself lost in an enchanted kingdom with no knowledge of how to return to the world Above.
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