My name is Sarah Marshall. I love horror movies, romance novels, serial killers, daytime television, and figure skating, and it is my goal to make a living by writing about the above, ideally all at once. (Another of my goals is to hug David Lynch.) Reader's Digest published an article I wrote weeks before it declared bankruptcy, and I'm still not sure whether these events are related.
I'm currently at work on a book about modes of female celebrity whose subjects include Princess Diana, Jackie Kennedy, Linda Lovelace, Karla Homolka, Sharon Tate, and Tonya Harding. You can read more about it, and find excerpts from it and links to my other published work, below.
"Oma was the name I called my grandmother. She put the lino down in the 1960’s and over four decades her feet gradually wore through the decorative pattern. Over the years marks appeared in front of the oven, the sink, the front door, where she turned around in front of the fridge, where she sat at her table shuffling her feet. Like a drawing made over forty years, these worn patches describe half a lifetime of movement.”
Looking at the map while sipping coffee from the comfort of home, the drive from the capital of Swaziland, through southern Mozambique and back through South Africa looked pretty straightforward. Google maps even gave driving times and street directions the same as if we were trying to get to a Starbucks in Hollywood.