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Sarah Bresniker

Author of Mysteries & More



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Sarah Bresniker is a mystery writer and former librarian who lives in Northern California. Her Arlie Wynne stories are fun, light mysteries revolving around the definitely made-up Ocean Grove Public Library where reference questions often involve murder and the librarians have skills far beyond making book recommendations. Her first short story was published in the 2021 Sisters in Crime Guppy Anthology THE FISH THAT GOT AWAY and her second is in the 2023 San Diego Chapter Anthology CRIME UNDER THE SUN. She is working on her first novel, which was a finalist for the Claymore Award for unpublished manuscripts at Killer Nashville 2023.



Would you believe my first recent publication was on a beer label? I was so excited to have my short short story chosen to be one of four that Refined Fool Brewing Co. selected for a special run! So fun!

You can read it here!


I'm honored to be able to say that my unpublished novel was a Killer Nashville Claymore finalist in 2023. It was such a thrill to be named a finalist and to get to meet so many talented authors at Killer Nashville 2023.

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Out & About

The mystery writing community is so fun and supportive. I love to meet authors and fans. These are some of my favorite places to do that!

Left Coast Crimes 2024

Come see me at the Biblio Mysteries Panel!

Bouchercon 2023

BoucherCon 2023

I moderated this wonderful panel at BoucherCon 2023, such an amazing group of authors and librarians!

Capitol Crimes

The Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime, my home writing community!

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