Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives on a little piece of land in central Maine where she writes and works as a brain injury educator/advocate.
She loves the woods, lives too far away from the ocean, and finds microbiology and the art of homemade caramels equally fascinating. She is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance (with a profile on MWPA's Find Maine Writers site) and is also a reader for both Hippocampus and Atlas & Alice Literary Magazine.
"Here in mamalodeland we receive a lot of really amazing submissions. And sometimes one will just stop us in our tracks. They take us to another place. Totally distract us from anything else happening around us. Make us want to reach through our computers and hug the writer. To meet them. To take care of them. This is one of those stories...." -Mamalode on "Last One Standing"
"I just wanted to thank you. For writing those articles about grief and for understanding me so well when it seems nobody else does. You touched a place very deep in me and wrote things I've been feeling but haven't been able express or put into words. I also lost my husband to cancer 7 months ago. He was 31. We have a now 4 year old son together. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your writings. It's comforting to know that I'm not the only who feels these things and that it's ok. Thank you." -S.K., a reader
2019 Brain Injury Hope Hero, Brain Injury Hope Magazine, January 2019 Issue
MWPA 2018 Maine Literary Awards, Finalist, Short Works (Nonfiction) for the essay, Love and Grief at the Edge of the Marsh.
2015 Lewis & Clara Lamont Award for Brain Injury Advocacy
Honorable Mention, 2015 Henry Braun Memorial Poetry Prize, Press Release
Apeiron Review, The Best Days, Issue 6 (p 31), Nominated for 2014 "Best of the Net"
Brain, Child Magazine, For Life, 2014 Brain, Child Editors' Pick