Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory

“October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.” Reclaimed, Sarah Guillory

Fall is my favorite time of year, and October, my favorite month. Living in south Louisiana, October is the first month we can take a deep breath and shrug off the oppressive humidity. It means football season and bonfires and boots, and if we’re really lucky, we’ll get a little gumbo weather.

It’s also my birthday month, and I haven’t yet lost the excitement of being another year older. I garner those years like a well-earned treasure because they’ve brought me adventures and experience and hopefully, a little wisdom.

October was also the release month of Reclaimed, my debut, the physical embodiment of the dream I’d had since I was a child. I’d wanted to be an author for as long as I could remember, but at a very young age had convinced myself that I wasn’t talented enough. Reclaimed’s release proved that, while I might not be talented enough, I am indeed stubborn enough. My debut came about through nothing less than old-fashioned hard work.

It makes me so happy to see how many people have responded to Reclaimed’s opening lines. I spent much time writing, rewriting, and revising those lines, and there’s nothing better than seeing my words paired with my favorite month, a sort of “Welcome to Fall” sign just for me.

I hope your October is tremendous. There truly is so much possibility in the world–if we want something enough, if we commit ourselves to believing in ourselves long enough to put in the hard work. October embodies all of that for me. That in change, like the shift that brings crisp mornings and vibrant foliage, there is beauty. That no matter your age, there are plenty of adventures still to be had. That over time, we can gain wisdom. And that, no matter what, I will always believe in miracles.

— Sarah Guillory

Reclaimed Book Trailer created by Skye Norwood

Reclaimed’s Solitude Point Trailer created by Skye Norwood