Although Sarah Reynolds passed away in 2012, she suddenly became an accidental author in 2017. While her natural writing abilities surfaced regularly in her many personal and travel journals, this collection of stories about her Granddoggy Maía stayed packed away for 16 years.
Sarah’s professional background included a 20-year career with the US Department of Agriculture and owning a farm insurance business, neither of which required creative writing.
However, it was in her personal time that Sarah’s love of the printed word flourished, both as an avid reader and as a daily writer. One of her greatest achievements was setting foot on all 7 continents, exploring 34 countries and 46 states. Her travel journals reflect her great appreciation of other countries and peoples, as well as her sense of adventure. Just 6 months before her passing she was 4-wheeling in Iceland and a mere 3 weeks prior to her death she was walking a vortex in Sedona, Arizona.
Above all, love of family was her greatest joy. Married 52 years to Donald Reynolds (PaPa), they have 2 daughters, Peggie Reynolds and Donita Smith, son-in-law Gene Smith and cherished grandsons and wives, Cale & Sarah Smith and Dr. Graham & Jennifer Smith.
This accidental author now holds a distinction that would surprise and thrill her – to have a published children’s book. What will not come as a surprise to those who read these stories is seeing themselves in Sarah’s words and in their relationships with their own 4-legged family members.