Months after completing a manuscript, the 2008 Caedmon graduate and aspiring author was signed by literary agency D4EO. Sabrina discovered the setting for her story while studying abroad in London and Edinburgh as an undergraduate at Hamilton College.
“I loved both cities and missed them when I returned to the U.S. I wanted my senior thesis to be set in those cities so that I would have an excuse to write about them, and I developed the rest of the story from there,” Sabrina said.
Her book is about a 12-year-old girl who is trying to save her family’s bankrupted art shop. She wrote the first half during her senior year in college in 2019 and finished it over the summer following graduation. After six months of sending the manuscript to literary agents, Sabrina got the offer from D4EO in January, 2020.
On October 1st it was announced that the rights to Sabrina’s debut book, The Art of Running Away, had been acquired by Jolly Fish Press. It is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2021. Congratulations, Sabrina!