Author Archives: Sarah Familar-Ragsdale

About Sarah Familar-Ragsdale

Sarah Familar-Ragsdale is a writer and poet, a shameless multi-tasker, and a lover of good wine, lyrical prose, foot rubs, adrenaline rushes, and sweet tea. She can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a writer, and some of her favorite childhood memories involve an old IBM typewriter and stacks of onionskin paper. Her professional life has followed a meandering path - she has been a licensed Charleston tour guide, a metaphysical bookstore owner, and a minister to an eclectic spiritual community. These days, when she isn't trying to wrap up her on-going novel projects or making attempts to seduce the muses of poetry, she follows her other great soul calling as a certified Life Coach and spiritual mentor. Sarah lives at the edge of an under-tended garden in Charleston, SC with the love of her life and their two fur-children, Chaucer and Stella Maris. To find out more about Sarah's Life Coaching services, visit

And now, the end is near

It is the last day of an incredibly difficult year. When I started this blog, I had no idea what this year would hold for me. I anticipated a year of challenge with work – and it has been that … Continue reading

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Gearing up for NaNo and tying up loose ends

In October 2009, I decided that I would spend the month of November writing a novel. Well, technically, a novella, but hey 50,000 is daunting whatever you call it. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so dubbed by a … Continue reading

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A little independence and cash money are dangerous things

Happy Fifth of July, everyone. I hope you all still have your fingers and your toes attached to the appropriate appendages, and not floating in a jar of formaldehyde next to your bed. I spent most of the holiday weekend … Continue reading

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Getting on my soapbox: Marriage Equality

Right now in New York, the government is standing on the cusp of a decision on whether or not to make same-sex marriage legal in that state. Honey and I live over a thousand miles away, in a state that … Continue reading

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yes i said yes i will Yes

I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so … Continue reading

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I promise, it’s not laziness that keeps me from you

It’s life. I’m not offering excuses. I have managed to keep up with most of my weekly commitment to post at the Asiagoans blog, so if you’re curious about what’s been going on with me since late April, you’re welcome … Continue reading

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Deliver me in a black-winged bird

When I think of heaven(Deliver me in a black-winged bird) I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers and all other instruments of faith and sex and God In the belly of a black-winged bird  – … Continue reading

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