Author Sara Goff founded the global educational charity Lift the Lid, Inc. in 2010, which supports underprivileged schools and encourages young people to exercise their creative expression through writing. She spent seven years as a New York City fashion designer and merchandiser before leaving her career to make a difference in the world.
Sara attended Sewanee Writers’ Conference and received two fellowships to Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia and Nairobi, Kenya. While living in Manhattan, she loved her work as a writing instructor for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Writers Workshop, founded by author Ian Frazier, and for The National Arts Club’s creative writing program for students. She’s currently Co-chair of the Literary Committee at The National Arts Club and is a public speaker on such topics as volunteer work and finding purpose in life, and the writing process and the power of the written word.
After seven years living in Stockholm, Sweden and then London, England, Sara is back in the States, enjoying life in Connecticut, with her Swedish husband, their two sons, and sweet little girl…a Yorkie named Pia. Her first novel, I Always Cry at Weddings, is a New York City tale about figuring out life and finding love. She is currently at work on the sequel.