500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States
The University of Michigan where Sarah Zettel received her Bachelor of Arts degree.
2601 Charlton Rd, Trenton, MI 48183, United States
Trenton High School where Sarah Zettel studied.
(Katmer Al Shei has done well with the starship Pasadena, ...)
Katmer Al Shei has done well with the starship Pasadena, cutting corners where necessary to keep her crew paid and her journeys profitable. But there are two things she will never skimp on: her crew and her fool. For a long space journey, a certified Fool’s Guild clown is essential to amuse, excite, and otherwise distract the crew from the drudgeries of interstellar flight. Her newest fool, Evelyn Dobbs, is a talented jester. But does she have enough wit to save mankind?
(As Lynn Nussbaumer and her company, Bioverse, Inc. try to...)
As Lynn Nussbaumer and her company, Bioverse, Inc. try to expunge a biological weapon from the fractious future world of the Dedelphi, a malevolent alliance arises intent on using the poison to their own ends.
(Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is a lonely sphere...)
Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is a lonely sphere of lethal heat, deadly pressure, and poisonous winds. Yet mankind still explores it for signs of life. When an abandoned alien outpost is discovered on Venusian soil, Dr. Veronica Hatch is sent to investigate. What she discovers is extraordinary - an alien race has escaped its dying and distant world to colonize Venus, the only planet that can support it. But back on Earth, this news is received with dread. Fearing the aliens will invade and conquer the entire solar system, Earth prepares for war. It is now up to Veronica to urgently convince the aliens that mankind is truly worth saving - before Earth becomes ground zero of an interstellar war.
(With its colonies scattered and humankind confronting ext...)
With its colonies scattered and humankind confronting extinction, the remnants of humanity hope to find a new home on the planet Pandora, a near match to Earth, but for Chena and Teal Trust their move becomes a nightmare when their mother is murdered and they must battle the ruthless scientific bureaucracy that killed her and that wants their own genetic material.
(A Sorcerer's Treason is the first book from the Isavalta ...)
A Sorcerer's Treason is the first book from the Isavalta series. 1899, Sand Island, Wisconsin: Bridget Lederle is a lighthouse keeper on this stormy, windswept shore of Lake Superior. One cold night she sees a boat foundering near the island's shoals, and rescues its lone occupant. The strangely dressed sailor tells her a fantastic tale, of Isavalta, a world where magic reigns, and where she is-incredibly-destined to play a key role in a power struggle between the Dowager Empress and her foes.
(The Usurper's Crown is the second book from the Isavalta ...)
The Usurper's Crown is the second book from the Isavalta series. In this book, Sarah Zettel tells the enthralling story of a courageous woman from small-town Wisconsin caught up in a maelstrom of empire-shaking politics and sorcerous conspiracy on a dazzling world far removed from our own. It is 1872. Ingrid Loftfield and her sister Grace are living uneventful lives with their family on Sand Island, Lake Superior, until the day Grace nearly drowns. Grace becomes inexplicably ill, for she has been saved by the spirit of a drowned sailor which rests uneasily beneath the water. Ingrid can only watch as her sister drifts toward death, lured by the restless spirit, until an immigrant Finnish fisherman, Avan, helps Ingrid release Grace from the spell that binds her.
(The Firebird's Vengeance is the third book from the Isava...)
The Firebird's Vengeance is the third book from the Isavalta series. Magic and the force of destiny propelled Bridget Lederle across the void between worlds, through the Land of Death and Spirit, to the world of Isavalta, where she discovered secrets about herself and her family that had been hidden since before her birth. It seems like only yesterday that a charismatic stranger swept her from her home on the shore of Lake Superior and took her on an impossible journey to a strange, bejeweled world where sorcery could spring from the simplest of patterns, with most serious effect. In Isavalta she also discovered magical powers she had never suspected she possessed before her transit between the worlds. More than self-knowledge has changed her: she is in love with Sakra, a powerful sorcerer, and her staunch ally. And she learns that her daughter, who she thought was lost to her, is alive. But that daughter is also the pawn in a dangerous game of power and politics.
(Sword of the Deceiver is the fourth book from the Isavalt...)
Sword of the Deceiver is the fourth book from the Isavalta series. For five hundred years, the great southern empire of Hastinapura has flourished, ruling the world of Isavalta with an iron fist. But nothing lasts forever. The day of her womanhood ceremony finds Princess Natharie of Sindhu happily celebrating with her family, joyfully awaiting her marriage to a prince of another realm. However, when the Empire demands that her family send someone to court, Natharie realizes that she is the only one who can satisfy the Emperor's wishes and is taken by Hastinapura's Prince Samudra, brother of the emperor, back to the seat of empire.
(The Erasmus System is a sprawling realm of slavery, smugg...)
The Erasmus System is a sprawling realm of slavery, smugglers, spies - and constant, creeping decrepitude. Here everyone who is not part of the ruling Four Families is a slave of one kind or another. But the Guardians, a special-forces branch inside the United World Government for Earth, have deemed Erasmus a "hot spot." Somehow, it is believed, this failing colony intends to launch a war upon the solar system.
(A Taste of the Nightlife is the first book from the Vampi...)
A Taste of the Nightlife is the first book from the Vampire Chef series. Charlotte Caine isn't called "the Vampire Chef" because she's a member of New York's undead community-she just cooks for them. Her restaurant, Nightlife, is poised to take the top slot in the world of "haute noir" cuisine. But when a drunk customer causes a scene, a glowing review from the city's top food critic doesn't seem likely-especially when that customer winds up dead on Nightlife's doorstep. Now, with her brother under suspicion for the murder, Charlotte has to re-open her restaurant and clear her brother's name-before they both become dinner.
(Dust Girl is the first book from the American Fairy Trilo...)
Dust Girl is the first book from the American Fairy Trilogy. Callie LeRoux is choking on dust. Just as the biggest dust storm in history sweeps through the Midwest, Callie discovers her mother's long-kept secret. Callie’s not just mixed race - she's half-fairy, too. Now, Callie's fairy kin have found where she's been hidden, and they're coming for her.
(Let Them Eat Stake is the second book from the Vampire Ch...)
Let Them Eat Stake is the second book from the Vampire Chef series. It's a dream for a "Vampire Chef" - cater the high-profile wedding of a 200-year-old vampire and a wealthy witch. So why did celebrity chef Oscar Simmons walk away from this gig? Charlotte agrees to take his place, even though she knows this event, thrown by power-hungry vampires and witches, could make (or break) her career, her restaurant, and her life. But when Simmons turns up dead, the groom's family starts vanishing, and the police start asking pointed questions, Charlotte fears she may have picked the wrong wedding to stake her reputation on.
(Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerc...)
Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate.
(Golden Girl is the second book from the American Fairy Tr...)
Golden Girl is the second book from the American Fairy Trilogy. Callie LeRoux has put her grimy, harrowing trip from the depths of the Dust Bowl behind her. Her life is a different kind of exciting now: she works at a major motion picture studio among powerful studio executives and stylish stars. Still, nothing can distract her from her true goal. With help from her friend Jack and guidance from the great singer Paul Robeson, she will find her missing mother. But as a child of prophecy and daughter of the legitimate heir to the Unseelie throne, Callie poses a huge threat to the warring fae factions who've attached themselves to the most powerful people in Hollywood and they are all too aware that she's within their reach.
(Bad Luck Girl is the third book from the American Fairy T...)
Bad Luck Girl is the third book from the American Fairy Trilogy. After rescuing her parents from the Seelie king at Hearst Castle, Callie is caught up in the war between the fairies of the Midnight Throne and the Sunlit Kingdoms. By accident, she discovers that fairies aren't the only magical creatures in the world. There's also Halfers, misfits that are half fairy and a half other - laced with strange magic and big-city attitude. As the war heats up, Callie's world falls apart. And even though she's the child of prophecy, she doubts she can save the Halfers, her people, her family, and Jack, let alone herself. The fairies all say Callie is the Bad Luck Girl, and she's starting to believe them.
(As a lady in waiting in King George's London court, Peggy...)
As a lady in waiting in King George's London court, Peggy has survived a forced betrothal, royal scandals, and an attempt or two on her life. And now she has a new problem: her horrible fiancé has returned to claim her! To save her neck, or at least her hand in marriage, Peggy joins forces with her cousin Olivia and her sweetheart, Matthew. But if she doesn’t play her cards right, her career as courtier and spy might come to an end at the bottom of the river Thames.
(Things are turning around for seventeen-year-old Peggy Fi...)
Things are turning around for seventeen-year-old Peggy Fitzroy, a once-orphaned spy. Her father is back from the dead, and her unwanted engagement has been called off for good. But when a mysterious veiled woman shows up, Peggy uncovers a fresh slew of questions about her past, present, and future. Now Peggy is back at the palace, unsure of the loyalties she thought she held. With the Jacobite uprising stalking ever closer to the throne, it’s imperative that Peggy discover who she can really trust. Can she save herself and the royal family, or is she doomed as a pawn in this most deadly game?
(The Queens of Camelot series consists of four novels, In ...)
The Queens of Camelot series consists of four novels, In Camelot's Shadow (2004), For Camelot's Honor (2005), Under Camelot's Banner (2006) and Camelot's Blood (2008). All novels in the fantasy romance series featuring the beautiful women of Camelot. In this riveting series, author Sarah Zettel expands the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to tell the stories of those untold heroes.
(Rosalind Thorne series consists of A Useful Woman (2016),...)
Rosalind Thorne series consists of A Useful Woman (2016), A Purely Private Matter (2017) and And Dangerous to Know (2020). This new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society - including who among the ton is capable of murder.
Sarah Zettel studied at Trenton High School in Michigan. She continued her education at the University of Michigan where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 1988.
She began writing science fiction and fantasy when she was in junior high school and sold her first story at the age of twenty. Later in her twenties, she sold one of the most august of the traditional science fiction periodicals to Analog.
After graduating from university, Sarah Zettel settled into a day job as a writer of software instruction manuals. Her first novel, Reclamation, was published in 1996 and became an instant success. Then another novel, Fool's War (1997), followed. Her other science fiction novels include The Quiet Invasion (2000), Kingdom of Cages (2001) and Bitter Angels (2009) as C. L. Anderson.
Her fantasy writing includes the Isavalta series, Camelot series and The American Fairy Trilogy. The latter series consists of a total of 3 novels published between the years 2012 and 2014. The first novel of this series was released in the year 2012. It was titled Dust Girl and featured the main character Callie LeRoux. The plot of the novel is set in Kansas City, United States, and revolves around the happenings in the life of the main protagonist Callie LeRoux. The plot of the novel seems to be full of the hot jazz of the Kansas City, dance marathons, the despair of the Dust Bowl, dangerous beauties and the train yards. With the help of these elements, author Sarah Zettel was able to create a well-rooted world in the history of America as well as in magic. The other two novels are Golden Girl (2013) and Bad Luck Girl (2014).
Zettel is also known as a mystery author. Her mystery novels are Palace of Spies (2013), Dangerous Deceptions (2014), Assassin's Masque (2016) and Vampire Chef series. The mystery series Rosalind Thorne was written under the pseudonym Darcie Wilde. The novels from the series include such books as A Useful Woman (2016), A Purely Private Matter (2017) and the most recent And Dangerous to Know (2020). She is also known as the author of the short story collection Miss Underwood and the Mermaid. She contributed to periodicals, including Analog and Realms of Fantasy.
(With its colonies scattered and humankind confronting ext...)2001
(As a lady in waiting in King George's London court, Peggy...)2014
(Katmer Al Shei has done well with the starship Pasadena, ...)1997
(Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerc...)2013
(Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is a lonely sphere...)2000
(The Erasmus System is a sprawling realm of slavery, smugg...)2009
(Things are turning around for seventeen-year-old Peggy Fi...)2016
(A Taste of the Nightlife is the first book from the Vampi...)2011
(The Firebird's Vengeance is the third book from the Isava...)2004
(Let Them Eat Stake is the second book from the Vampire Ch...)2012
(Sword of the Deceiver is the fourth book from the Isavalt...)2007
(Bad Luck Girl is the third book from the American Fairy T...)2014
(A Sorcerer's Treason is the first book from the Isavalta ...)2002
(The Usurper's Crown is the second book from the Isavalta ...)2003
(Golden Girl is the second book from the American Fairy Tr...)2013
(Dust Girl is the first book from the American Fairy Trilo...)2012
(As Lynn Nussbaumer and her company, Bioverse, Inc. try to...)1998
"I actually think it's an advantage as a writer because every genre gives you a different view into the art of storytelling. Each genre has its own emphasis and expectations and requirements. It requires you to learn a new set of skills or to hone your old skills."
"By writing in so many genres, they start to play off each other. You bring the skills you learned in one genre to all the others. For example, mysteries require a tightly-honed plot. They have to be carefully constructed. When writing mysteries, you're really focusing on that plot. That's a skill that will make every other book you write a better, tighter, sharper read."
Sarah Zettel is married to a man, named Tim, and they have a son.