Sara Portman – Featured Beau Monde Author
Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Sara Portman!
Sara Portman is an award-winning author of historical romance. Her debut novel, THE REUNION, was named the 2015 winner in the Historical Category of the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest.
A daughter of the Midwest, Sara was born in Illinois, grew up in Michigan, and currently lives in Ohio. In addition to her writing endeavors, Sara is a wife and mother in a large, blended family.
When not reading or dreaming up romantic fiction, Sara works in corporate finance by day and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting. As part of her academic experience, Sara spent a semester in London, UK through a study abroad program at Richmond College. Her anglophile tendencies continue today. Catch up with Sara at www.saraportman.com.
Sara loves reading about the past, because it represents precisely what reading is supposed to be–an escape to a life that is different from your own. She has always been interested in history and inherited an interest in British history from her mother. During her junior year of college, she was fortunate to spend a semester in London and has been back several times since. Sara often thinks of the Gertrude Stein quote that appears in the movie Sabrina, “America is my country and Paris is my hometown.” This describes the way Sara feels about London–she feels very at home there.
Sara was originally a member of the Beau Monde in 2010 and was fortunate enough to win the chapter’s contest, The Royal Ascot, in 2011. Unfortunately, her life changed for a while and she did not write for several years. She rejoined The Beau Monde when she returned to RWA in 2015.
You can find Sara Portman online in the following places: