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Wordsmith, coppersmith

by Mitch Maersch


Sara Dahmen said she never expected to make a career out of writing.

She never expected to be making cookware from hundreds of years ago either, but the Town of Port Washington resident is now working on a six-book series in her office and copper bowls in her garage.

Oddly enough, the two ventures are related.

The writing bug hit Dahmen early, while she was growing up in northern Wisconsin near Stratford.

“I was writing before I could spell,” she said.

Dahmen earned a degree in communications from Marquette University and worked in advertising before starting her own wedding planning company. After a decade, other career aspirations began to develop, and she sold the company.

She self-published a novel in 2014, and  it started winning contests. She landed a publisher that requested changes and asked to stretch the tale into a series. Read More.

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