Sarah Smeltzer

Sarah Smeltzer is a writer and educator in Minneapolis. Born and raised in Minnesota, she recognizes that lakes are the best and spookiest bodies of water around. When she's not teaching, she's usually writing stories, rollerskating, cuddling her dog, or researching medieval women's mysticism.

13 Steamy Erotic Poems

Searching for the right poem to warm you up? Read this list of 13 of the best erotic poems, from classics to the contemporary.

I Am Become Pain, The Destroyer of Words

Literary Tourism: Minneapolis, Minnesota

26 Cozy Winter Books for Preschoolers

Remember the magic of fresh snow in the winter? Bundle up toasty warm with your little ones and these cozy winter books for preschoolers.

Growing Up With TWILIGHT

Who can I blame for how much I loved TWILIGHT as a tween? Read this argument for respecting your teen adoration of this text.

Times When One Direction Were Actually Renaissance Poets

Pairing One Direction lyrics with quotations from Renaissance-era poetry yields interesting conversation about the nature of love, loss, and a lot of fire.

Women, Trauma, and Haunted Houses

How do women experience the haunted house in fiction? An exploration of the haunted house as an expression of trauma due to misogyny.

Fictional Sisters With Tough Relationships

Compelling fictional sisters are one of the most satisfying relationships to read. Here are some literary sisters with complicated relationships.

Classic Literary Monsters Rated For Kissability

The classic literary monsters don't get enough love. This post rates underappreciated monstrous figures based on kissability.

9 Ways To Get Free Or Cheap Kids’ Books

Read on to find a list of ways you can get free or cheap kid's books when you are on a budget and need affordable options.