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Sara Douglass

Sara Douglass

(1957 – 2011)

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Sara Douglass

Sara Douglass
(1957 – 2011)

In memory of

Sara Douglass

(1957 – 2011)
About Sara
This is an online tribute to Sara Douglass. Sara Douglass was an Australian fantasy writer (real name Sara Warneke), who lived in Hobart, Tasmania.

A great-grand-daughter of psychic Robert James Lees, Sara Douglass was born in Penola, South Australia. She attended Annesley College, in Wayville, a suburb of Adelaide. Sara studied for her BA while working as a Registered Nurse, and later completed her PhD in early modern English History. She became a lecturer in medieval history at La Trobe University, Bendigo. While there she completed her first novel, BattleAxe, which launched her as a popular fantasy author in Australia, and later as an international success.

Until the mid-2000s, Sara Douglass
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hosted a bulletin board on her website, which encouraged creative thinking and constructive criticism of others' work. The bulletin board was closed due to her other commitments, although many of its posters continue to contribute to other bulletin boards. She maintained an online blog about the restoration project of her house and garden entitled "Notes from Nonsuch in Tasmania".

Sara Douglass mainly focused her efforts on fantasy writings. Her first trilogy, The Axis Trilogy, is set in the fantasy world of Tencendor and Escator. Of The Axis Trilogy, Enchanter and StarMan won the 1996 Aurealis Fantasy division award and Battleaxe was nominated for the 1995 award. Sara Douglass's second series, The
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Wayfarer Redemption, two stand alone novels and her most recent series, Darkglass Mountain also focus on the fantasy world used in The Axis Trilogy. The Wayfarer Redemption also did well in the Aurealis Fantasy division with all three novels reaching the finals for their published years.

In addition to the fantasy novels set in the world of Tencendor and Escator, Sara Douglass wrote two unrelated historical fantasy series, The Crucible trilogy and The Troy Game. Some of these novels also reached the Aurealis Fantasy division finals with The Nameless Day and The Crippled Angel from The Crucible finishing as finalists and The Wounded Hawk winning the award in 2001. Hade's Daughter and Darkwitch Rising
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from The Troy Game also were finalists in the Fantasy division.

Sara Douglass died on the 27th September 2011. This is an online memorial dedicated to her writing and her life. May she rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 24th Oct 2011
Elizabeth
wrote:
I was so shocked and saddened to find out last night that Sara had passed away. I had actually looked up her website, after just finishing The Devil's Diadem, to tell her how much her books mean to me and to thank her for giving me so many hours of entertainment. I have been reading her books for the past 12 years and feel like she has become part of my life. I will miss her words, the way I feel when I read her books and the anticipation of waiting for
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Elizabeth
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her next one. I have never been able to find another author who writes like her. I have read all of her books and the first page of every one has got me in within a few lines. I am completely taken into the times and places and am right there! I'm sure others have felt exactly the same. My thoughts are with you Sara. May you rest, play, do whatever you like, in peace and love. Thank you so much for all you gave.
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Sara Douglass

This is an online tribute to Sara Douglass. Sara Douglass was an Australian fantasy writer (real name Sara Warneke), who lived in Hobart, Tasmania.

A great-grand-daughter of psychic Robert James Lees, Sara Douglass was born in Penola, South Australia. She attended Annesley College, in Wayville, a suburb of Adelaide. Sara studied for her BA while working as a Registered Nurse, and later completed her PhD in early modern English History. She became a lecturer in medieval history at La Trobe University, Bendigo. While there she completed her first novel, BattleAxe, which launched her as a popular fantasy author in Australia, and later as an international success.

Until the mid-2000s, Sara Douglass...

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Rest in peace Sara
I first met Sara at ****
My sincere condolences to all friends and family of Sara
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Sara inspired me to ****
Sara changed my life by ****
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