Sarah Burgess is an American writer of Scots-Irish genes, stubborness, and temper who writes both
independent novels and short stories. She also ghost writes for authors both published and non-published in a range of genres. A graduate of a small liberal arts college, she minored in literature out of a love of reading; she also studied screenwriting through Act One.
Her writing genres include literature, regency, historical, and fantasy -- she is currently partnered with published and independent author Laura Briggs for a new Regency series and a new historical series to be released independently in 2012. She is an ardent fan of Doctor Who, Jasper Fforde's literature, The Red Green Show, and BBC adaptation of classic literature. On the rare occasion when she is not writing books, she pursues artwork, cooking and landscaping.
The abbreviated version of her name appears on cross-genre work, including suspense, mystery, and thriller titles penned singly or with Briggs.
Pert, overly-confidant Olivia Darcy has it all: looks, a lively personality, a successful career as a love columnist, and a connection to Jane Austen's greatest love story. Being the descendant of Lizzie and Darcy, however, hasn't guaranteed her a happy ending in love-in fact, Miss Darcy seems cursed by disaster and destined for a romantically-lonely life. But when a letter from a girl known as "Cottingley" pits Miss Darcy against Britain's most notorious bachelor, the seemingly dark and brooding Christopher Stanley, something's bound to change...as contentious banter, willful misunderstandings, and assumed perfections begin to unravel.
In the spirit of Shakespeare's Benedict and Beatrice (definitely not Romeo and Juliet) emerges a modern take on Austen's Pride and Prejudice. With a twist of love-hate romance, a dash of mild public scandal, and more than a few Jane Austen references, authors Briggs and Burgess draw on the world of Austen for a lightly-comic tale of not-so opposites, with characters whose romantic barbs are a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Jane herself.