Sarah Parker Rubio

Far from Home—Epiphany 2020

Start here: Bible Reading Every year on January 6, many Christians celebrate Three Kings’ Day, also known as Epiphany. By guiding visitors from far away to find and worship the child Jesus, God was showing that his Son was for everyone, not just the Jewish people. That’s why the holiday is called Epiphany, which means […]

Far from Home—Epiphany 2020 (Bible Reading)

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” King Herod was deeply disturbed when he […]

Sparks in the Dark Vol. 1 No.1

Welcome to the inaugural issue of my newsletter, “Sparks in the Dark”! Sometimes it seems like the world gets harder and meaner and more humorless every day, and I try to see my writing as my sparks in the dark, tiny flames that I light and send out to illuminate what they can. This letter […]

Woohoo! I’m getting published!

Everyone, I am SO EXCITED to share that my first picture book is being published by Tyndale House!!! I am thrilled, jazzed, pumped, and generally psyched that my little firstborn book baby will be ushered into the world by my absolute favorite kids publishing team (including the unspeakably fabulous Stephanie Rische). My book’s working title […]

Is My Manuscript Ready to Be Published?

So you’ve been writing for a while, tilling the soil of your experience and imagination, nurturing a tender little shoot of literary life, and at last your efforts have borne fruit—a completed manuscript. But how do you tell if your little book-fruit is ripe and ready for consumption? Only you can decide for sure, but […]


I really wanted to launch this blog with the ink already dry on my first book contract. It would have been much more legit, right? And everything was going so well. I had the idea, I wrote the book, people liked it, someone wanted to publish it, I started to tell friends and family . […]