Sarah Kay Bierle

Sarah Kay Bierle is co-managing blog editor for Emerging Civil War. She has a B.A. in History from Thomas Edison State University and is exploring and enjoying her career path as a historian, writer, speaker, and living history enthusiast.

“History, research, and writing are my passion,” she says. “I desire to make history more understandable and accessible to Americans who stumble through school thinking history is a collection of random dates, places, and events. Through thought-provoking writing, I want people to reconsider the past and find lessons which may inspire them to live more courageously today.”

Much of Sarah’s research focuses on real people and their trials and successes of everyday life in challenging eras, with a primary focus on the Civil War. Her interests include the war’s effects on maritime industry, the civilians’ struggles, surgeons and medical care, and officers and families of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. She has published an award-winning, historical novel about civilians at the Battle of Gettysburg, a collection of historical Christmas stories, and a historical novel about the Civil War’s effects on a lighthouse family.

When not researching and writing, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading classic literature, quilting, and traveling. She maintains a personal history blog at Follow Sarah on Twitter @sarahkaybierle


Lighthouse Loyalty. Gazette665 Publishing. (September 2017.)

With Gladness: A Christmas Story Collection. Gazette665 Publishing. (November 2016.)

Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at Gettysburg. Gazette665 Publishing. (July 2015.)