In living I have found I’m not always alive. Sometimes I

forget to breathe, to enjoy the moment, to caress each day as a new beginning, an opportunity to cast out the bad and embrace the good… sometimes I just forget to be me.

– Sarah Martin Byrd

Hello everyone, welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy yourself as you browse around. I am in the process of doing some major updates with the pending release of my new novel, The Color of My Heart. I am so excited about the launch of my second published novel. Thanks to all who read my first work, Guardian Spirit. Your encouraging comments have sustained me through many long hours of editing and re-writes.

This is the scripture that I base The Color of My Heart on:

Galatians 3:28-29

28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female, for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And if ye be Christ?s, then are ye Abraham?s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

The Color of My Heart, due to be released in the fall of 2012!

Guardian Spirit

A little girl’s world should be all sugar and spice and everything nice, but that is not the case for twelve-year-old Sadie Madison. She, her mother Millie, and little brother have all felt the strong hand of her abusive father.

After many attempts, they escape to Millie’s childhood playground. From Texas to North Carolina, they travel to the cherished cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains, back to the memories that were left behind over twenty years before.

Millie longs to reconnect with her treasured Grandma Ann, but can she risk contacting her? Will their spirits find a way? How long can they hide before Millie’s husband Brad finds them? And what horrible things will he do to them if he does? Who or what can save them?

The Madison family perseveres as proudly as the local Cherokee Indians did on their Trail of Tears over one hundred and thirty years ago. They discover that their journey is mysteriously and miraculously interwoven with the fate of the Indians, the animal spirits, and even the land. Can time itself open up a safe haven and create a long overdue reunion of souls? Some believe in the Guardian Spirit. Do you?
Sadie’s Indian name is “Wakanda” which means possessor of magic power. Will this young girl be able to harness that power in time to help the Guardian Spirit save them? Yes!

Guardian Spirit, softcover edition


Guardian Spirit, hardcover edition


Watch the Guardian Spirit book trailer!