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Sarah A. Hoyt, M.A.

Sarah A. Hoyt, M.A. is winner of the Prometheus Award for Darkship Thieves. She was born in the village of Granja, Aguas Santas, Maia near Porto, Portugal, a major port city on the Atlantic coast. Educated in both Portugal and the US, she graduated from University of Porto, with a Master’s equivalent in Modern Languages and Literature with a major in English and a minor in German. She also speaks Swedish, Italian and French, with varying degrees of fluency.
Married in 1985 to Dan Hoyt (a science fiction author and mathematician), she has two teenaged sons. She became a United States citizen in 1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a member of Mensa, SFWA, MWA, and RWA. She was the first female member of the Associação Atlética de Aguas Santas (the sports club in Aguas Santas Maia).
A noted author, Sarah de Almeida Hoyt writes fiction in various genres. Most notably, the first book in her Shakespearean fantasy series Ill Met by Moonlight was a finalist for the 2002 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.
Her Musketeer’s series includes Death of a Musketeer, a Mystery Book Club selection, and The Musketeer’s Seamstress as well as The Musketeer’s Apprentice, and the soon to be published A Death in Gascony from Berkley Prime Crime.
Her favorite genre, however, remains science fiction and fantasy, and Sarah is a prolific writer with dozens of short stories published to her credit. Her shifter series include Draw One in the Dark, an urban fantasy adventure, from Baen Books.
The British Empire Series, soon to be published by Bantam, takes place in a parallel world, where history from Charlemagne to Queen Victoria parallels ours but is actuated through the workings of magic and not by science and technology. The series consists of three books: Heart Of Light, which takes place in Victorian Africa; Soul of Fire, which unfolds in India; and Heart And Soul, which enmeshes itself in the chaos of 19th century China. Against this background, the books display the full panoply of human heroism and villainy and the workings of three grand romances.
Under the house name Laurien Gardner, she has written Plain Jane: A Novel of Jane Seymour for Jove Books Historical Fiction. In collaboration with Eric Flint, she is working on a novel set in the popular 1632 universe (the working title is By Any Other Name). She is also editing the forthcoming anthology Something Magic This Way Comes, featuring such SF writers as Esther Friesner, Harry Turtledove, Irene Radford, Dave Freer, and others, from DAW Books.
She currently lives in Colorado. When she isn’t busy with her writing, she may be found on Baen’s Bar in Sarah’s Diner, where she gently encourages fine food, conversation, and nurtures fledgling authors.
Read A Few Good Men, Darkship Renegades, Gentleman Takes a Chance, All Night Awake, Any Man So Daring, Crawling Between Heaven and Earth The Spanish Bride: A Novel of Catherine of Aragon, and A Lady Raised High: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. Listen to her on The Future And You. Visit Sarah’s Corner Booth. Join Sarah’s Street Team! Read her blog.