Sarah J. Clemens

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
March 2016


Sarah J Clemens is the author of the debut novel, THE EMPTY ROOM. She began writing THE EMPTY ROOM in 2008 and formed her own publishing company in 2016 called Off the Page Publishing. Sarah was born in California and now lives and works in Boise, Idaho. In addition to writing fiction, she is a legal assistant with an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

To ask Sarah J. Clemens questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Sarah J. Clemens The setting for The Empty Room was more about the town IN Maine, than the state of Maine, I would say. I put a lot of research into finding a real…moreThe setting for The Empty Room was more about the town IN Maine, than the state of Maine, I would say. I put a lot of research into finding a real town that I could base the book on, but still be able to take some liberties with in a fictional story. The real Eastbrook only has around four hundred residents and in my opinion, there is something equally charming and mysterious/chilling about the closeness of small towns. To pull that off, I needed a really small town, and Eastbrook was perfect. I also have always been drawn to Maine. I have never been, but would go at the drop of a hat.

I was very young when I moved from California, but with Dean and Elizabeth, the contrast between a large city such as Chicago and the small, secluded town of Eastbrook is certainly not unlike my own life. Again, it is emphasized in a literary sense and heightened, but I think drawing from your own experience always makes writing FEEL more real. I hope that I was able to do that in The Empty Room.

Thanks for your questions! (less)
Sarah J. Clemens The best thing about being a writer is having the ability to see something in my imagination -- a unique character, a mysterious world, and put pen to…moreThe best thing about being a writer is having the ability to see something in my imagination -- a unique character, a mysterious world, and put pen to paper to share that with someone else. I can create something from nothing and not only have that for myself but share it with anyone and everyone who wants to take part in it. That is really a special and beautiful thing and I love that. (less)
Average rating: 3.96 · 28 ratings · 22 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
The Empty Room

3.96 avg rating — 28 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Closing In
Sarah Clemens is currently reading
by Sue Fortin (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Girl Who Lied
Sarah Clemens is currently reading
by Sue Fortin (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Sarah’s Recent Updates

Sarah Clemens is now friends with Amy Conner
79312258
Sarah Clemens is currently reading
Closing In by Sue Fortin
Closing In
by Sue Fortin (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sarah Clemens is currently reading
The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin
The Girl Who Lied
by Sue Fortin (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sarah Clemens rated a book it was amazing
The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle
The Marriage Lie
by Kimberly Belle (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sarah Clemens finished reading
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
The Couple Next Door
by Shari Lapena (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sarah Clemens wants to read 6 books in the 2017 Reading Challenge
5493
She has read 2 books toward her goal of 6 books.
 
Create your own 2017 Reading Challenge »
The Empty Room by Sarah J. Clemens
"**SPOILER FREE**

After running behind on my reviews, I was so glad to finally get to this book. I had been antsy to read it! It's a page turner with all the twist. I wasn't sure how this was going to end but it will take you for a surprise! This bo..." Read more of this review »
The Empty Room by Sarah J. Clemens
"A completely thought-provoking read that has a huge twist at the end! The story starts off with the happy, perfect couple moving into their mysterious new house. The intrigue layers on as they explore their new residence and it's contents, puzzlin..." Read more of this review »
220
The Empty Room by Sarah J. Clemens
"Dean and Elizabeth meet when they are both running late to work one day and he nearly runs her over. They marry a few months later and decide to get away from the city life and buy an old Victorian in Eastbrook, Maine. The people of this small tow..." Read more of this review »
More of Sarah's books…
Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Mark Twain
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
Mark Twain

André Gide
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

Maurice Switzer
“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
Maurice Switzer

121247 Drop Everything And Read — 4554 members — last activity 3 hours, 9 min ago
“Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not ev ...more
194935 A Little Bit Of This — 174 members — last activity May 13, 2019 03:07AM
A place to have fun where all people are welcome and all books are read! Our rules are simple and within everyone's reach: 1. Be an active member; 2. ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 94321 members — last activity 12 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
151595 Indie Book Club — 1029 members — last activity May 22, 2019 06:14PM
Featuring new indie novels & authors each month! The Indie Book Club is entering it's second year and we've reached 1,000 members! Help us support ama ...more
85538 Oprah's Book Club (Official) — 35612 members — last activity 16 hours, 25 min ago
Welcome to the official Oprah's Book Club group. OBC is the interactive, multi-platform reading club bringing passionate readers together to discuss i ...more
96918 Read 4 Review — 2034 members — last activity 11 hours, 39 min ago
This Read 4 Review group was created to connect reviewers with available ebooks for review. We welcome all readers, writers & reviewers! My review sit ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 29882 members — last activity 52 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
154447 Support for Indie Authors — 14415 members — last activity 3 hours, 45 min ago
Officially 10k Members Strong & Climbing!! Building and supporting a community of self-published authors dedicated to both sharing experiences and lea ...more
4862 Books on the Nightstand — 6115 members — last activity 4 hours, 54 min ago
A group to discuss books and topics mentioned on Books on the Nightstand, a blog and podcast about books and reading.
134555 Idaho Shakespeare Festival Book Club — 11 members — last activity Aug 29, 2014 06:21PM
The Idaho Shakespeare Summer Book Club is an online celebration of books and reading featuring five books chosen to complement your summer play going.
More of Sarah’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.