A writer since childhood, Sarah L. Crowder’s homage to classic pulp horror, “Street Lamp,” was published in the short story collection Hidden Dimensions in 1996. Her literary critique of the gothic classic, “Feminist Symbolism in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper,'” was published in “Composite: Volume 5,” the 1998 edition of the writing manual for students at North Harris College. Her first collection of poetry, a chapbook entitled The Turnip Made Me Do It, came out in July 2003. She co-edited the zine “Zombies & Kittens” with writer E. K. Keith in 2004.
She was also a board member from 2005 – 2008 for Panhandler Publishing, a non-profit poetry foundation that published The Panhandler Quarterly.
Ms. Crowder’s early adulthood was devoted to stage work. During this time, she performed in over twenty plays, and also trained as a classical singer. She went on to direct several plays with fellow artist Sunday Luna, including “Les Liaisons Dangereuse,” for The School of Love, Blood, and Rhetoric. She was featured as the primary voice actress for the Radio Theatre Project on KPFT 90.1 FM, where she was also a contributing writer for the show. Her musical spoof “In the City” (produced by and co-starring Otis MacLay) was named a finalist for the 2005 Golden Reel Award, and received a Special Merit Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
In July 2010, she launched Vacation Necronomicon School, an interactive web course on the works of H. P. Lovecraft.
Ms. Crowder lives with her partner in Houston, Texas, where she continues to write short fiction with an emphasis on surreal, horrific, or comedic elements, and a series of romantic novels.