Official Bio

SARAH ELISABETH SAWYER is an award-winning Christian author and Choctaw storyteller of traditional and fictional tales based on the lives of her people. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has honored her as a literary artist through their Artist Leadership Program for her work in preserving Trail of Tears stories. In 2015, First Peoples Fund awarded her an Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship. She writes from her hometown in East Texas, partnering with her mom, Lynda Kay Sawyer, in continued research for future novels. Learn more about their work in preserving Choctaw history at

My Mission: Promoting Christ-Centered Fine Arts

The stories I write show struggle and heartache. Nothing’s wrapped in a pretty package tied with platitudes of living happily ever after. That’s not reality. But just as there’s despair, there’s hope through Jesus Christ. Craft that message with excellence and we can touch a hurting soul.

Of the more than fifty inspirational short stories I’ve written, Apparently So won the weekly Writing Challenge, and seven others received an Editor’s Choice Award. I am in awe at the marvelous works the Lord is doing as I walk through the doors He opens.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

God has opened more doors than I ever imagined within my tribe. Being a part of the NMAI program and most recently, seeing the book we worked diligently on with nine other Choctaw authors being well received by tribal and non-members alike is stunning. As a Choctaw, I want to tell the stories of hurts in the past and present but always give the hope. How else can we heal?

My mama. My best friend

Christian Sci-fi

A strange realm for me to be in, but don't expect the usual aliens and fantasy found in this genre. There's a character in these stories that struggles with what many of us as Christians face today. She just happens to be facing them 500 years from now.

The LIGHT Series:

THE Author

God knows where all these adventures will lead. He's such an amazing author...I can't wait to turn the page each day to see what He has next for my life.