Sarah Schmidt

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Sarah Schmidt is a Melbourne based writer who happens to work at a public library.
See What I Have Done is her first novel.

Sarah is currently watching:
Nathan for You
A shit ton of YouTube for 'research purposes’
Lady Dynamite (re watch)

Sarah is currently reading:
Cove - Cynan Jones

Last Read:
Hourglass - Dani Shapiro


Things Sarah has burnt this week:
Her face, cheese on toast

Sarah is currently listening to the following podcasts:

The butterfly effect
Ear Hustle
It's Not A Race
The Moth
Criminal
How Did This Get Made
The Allusionist
You Must Remember This
Comedy Bang Bang
Death, Sex & Money

This week's random useless fact:
Sarah eats pasta

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Sarah's least favourite season is summer





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Sarah Schmidt I met Lizzie Borden in a second hand bookstore when a pamphlet about the Borden case fell off a shelf and landed at my feet. I wasn't interested in…moreI met Lizzie Borden in a second hand bookstore when a pamphlet about the Borden case fell off a shelf and landed at my feet. I wasn't interested in the case whatsoever. I put it back and left the shop.
That night I dreamt of Lizzie sitting at the end of my bed and she told me, 'I have something to tell you about my father. He has a lot to answer for.'
It was one of the creepiest and most unsettling dreams I'd ever had but I ignored it, tried to go back to sleep.
I had the same dream every night for a week. So I decided to write the dream down hoping it would go away. That was the very beginning of See What I Have Done.
I had no idea it would take me 11 years to write it.(less)
Sarah Schmidt I'm working on a novel that I first had the idea for around 2011. Like See What I Have Done, this new novel also came to me in a dream: a woman…moreI'm working on a novel that I first had the idea for around 2011. Like See What I Have Done, this new novel also came to me in a dream: a woman driving her car toward a mountain. In that car is a child. Nothing is what it seems.


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See What I Have Done

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More of Sarah's books…
“How far a woman could travel if she really put her mind to it. And I put my mind to it.”
Sarah Schmidt, See What I Have Done

“I ate and drank what I wanted in Paris. Butter, duck fat, liver fat, triple-cream brie, deep cherry-red wines, pear, clementine and lavender jelly, crème cakes, caviar, escargot in sautéed pine nuts and garlic butter. I did what the French did, I licked my fingers, didn't care if people saw, what they thought. Father would've hated it, would've told me I was uncouth. I ate everything up, ate his money, was delightful everywhere I went. I learned how to wrap my tongue around accented vowels, spoke to this stranger and that. Nobody knew me, didn't expect anything from me. I wanted to stay like that forever.”
Sarah Schmidt

“There was a time in my life when I believed I could have a place in the world, that I deserved bigger things than the average young woman because I could imagine an existence outside of Fall River, outside family life. Then I turned twenty-five and everything I knew about myself all but ended. It was the year Father tried to marry me off.”
Sarah Schmidt, See What I Have Done

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