Sara Connell

Sara Connell is a bestselling author and founder of Thought Leader Academy where she helps coaches, writers and entrepreneurs become successful, published authors and in-demand speakers. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, FOX Chicago, NPR, and Katie Couric.

Her writing has appeared in: The New York Times, Forbes, Tri-Quarterly Good Housekeeping, Parenting, IO Literary Journal, Penumbra & Psychobabble. Her first book, Bringing In Finn, was nominated for the ELLE magazine Book of the Year.

The Science of Getting Rich for Women

So far, women have lost $800 billion in the pandemic. For decades, if not centuries, women have earned 75 cents to the dollar of their male counterparts, with an even bigger gap for women of color. The Science of Getting Rich for Women aims to be an antidote to this global financial gap and a catalyst for women’s financial freedom and empowerment.

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Ghost House

Ghost House is a short story collection where the madwomen are out of the attic and roaming the streets of Chicago, New York City and Prague. This series of “modern feminist ghost stories” explores the line between magic and reality and all the ways women can be haunted, and redeemed.

Bringing In Finn

In February 2011, Sara Connell’s mother, Kristine Casey, delivered the greatest gift of all to her daughter – Sara’s son Finnean. At that moment, 61-year-old Kristine – the gestational carrier of Sara and her husband Bill’s child – became the oldest woman ever to give birth in Chicago.

Bringing in Finn is the incredible story of one woman’s hard-fought and often painful journey to motherhood. In this achingly honest memoir, Connell recounts the tragedy and heartbreak of losing pregnancies; the process of opening her heart and mind to the idea of her 61-year-old mother carrying her child for her; and the profound bond that blossomed between mother and daughter as a result of their unique experience together.  Moving, inspiring, and ultimately triumphant, Bringing in Finn is an extraordinary tale of despair, hope, forgiveness, and redemption—and the discovery that when it comes to unconditional love, there are no limits to what can be achieved.

21 Ways to Double Your Productivity, Improve Your Craft & Get Published

Anyone who’s ever given serious thought to writing will benefit from this boot camp in a book! Sara Connell shares the exact techniques she used to go from unpublished writer to successful author with an agent, book contract, publication in national magazines and a nomination for Elle magazine Book of the Year for her first book, Bringing in Finn. For writers, 21 Ways is like having a personal writing coach, guiding you through the writing and publishing process, stretching you into your genius and leading you to your greatest success. Aspiring, emerging and established professional writers will benefit from Sara Connell’s coaching expertise on developing author confidence, effective craft strategies and insider tips to get published. Going beyond the typical recommendations to “write every day” and “celebrate rejections,” 21 Ways to Double Your Productivity, Improve Your Craft & Get Published! offers writers a wealth of innovative strategies to achieve success and creative fulfillment as an author in today’s publishing landscape.