Sarah Smarsh is a freelance writer and assistant professor of English at
Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where she teaches creative nonfiction writing. Sarah has written for The Huffington Post, Kansas City’s The Pitch and newspapers across the Midwest, and has won awards from the
Society of Professional Journalists and the Kansas Press Association. She
holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, as well as
degrees in journalism and English from the University of Kansas. Her 2010
books on topics in Kansas history are Outlaw Tales of Kansas and
It Happened in Kansas, a Kansas Humanities Council selection for the Talking
About Literature in Kansas program.