Please join us in welcoming Sarah Conover to the Readings Gallery!
In January 1958, one of the most renowned sailing families of the Eastern Seaboard vanished during a freak storm in the Bermuda Triangle. The youngest of two orphans, Sarah Conover grew up never knowing her parents and grandparents—those who were lost. Set Adrift, Conover's hybrid memoir, weaves her life story with interviews, official Coast Guard reports, and the national media's investigation of the Revonoc's fate, to chart her life story and the mystery of her family's disappearance.
Sarah Conover holds a BA in religious studies from the University of Colorado and an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. Her poetry, essays and interviews have been published in a variety of literary journals and anthologies including The Sun Magazine, and she is a feature writer and columnist for Tricycle Magazine: The Buddhist Review. She is an award-winning author of six books on world wisdom traditions and spirituality. A recipient of a Washington GAP Grant (Grants for Artists' Projects), she has also received fellowships from the Ucross Foundation and the Willapa Bay Artist in Residence program. Her memoir, Set Adrift: My Family's Disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle, a Mystery and a Memoir, was released in June by 55 Fathoms Press. The History Channel, with a team of scientists and divers, is creating an episode of their Into the Bermuda Triangle series exploring the Conover family tragedy and aiming to find her family's sunken yacht.