Sarah Kay Bierle

Managing Editor

Sarah Kay Bierle is managing editor for Emerging Civil War. She has a B.A. in History from Thomas Edison State University and is exploring and enjoying her career path as a historian, writer, and speaker.

“History, research, and writing are my passion,” she says. “I desire to make history more understandable and accessible to Americans who stumble through school thinking history is a collection of random dates, places, and events. Through thought-provoking writing, I want people to reconsider the past and find lessons which may inspire them to live more courageously today.”

Much of Sarah’s research focuses on real people and their trials and successes of everyday life in challenging eras, with a primary focus on the Civil War. Her interests include the war’s effects on maritime industry, the civilians’ struggles, surgeons and medical care, and officers and families of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. She has published several well-research historical novels and is currently working on her first non-fiction Civil War history book. Sarah hosts a Civil War history conference annually in Southern California, working to bring more historical awareness and interest to the west coast communities.

When not researching and writing, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading classic literature, and traveling. She maintains a personal history blog at

Follow Sarah on Twitter @sarahkaybierle


Call Out The Cadets: The Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864. Emerging Civil War Series, Savas Beatie. (April 2019)

Lighthouse Loyalty. Gazette665 Publishing. (September 2017.)

With Gladness: A Christmas Story Collection. Gazette665 Publishing. (November 2016.)

Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at Gettysburg. Gazette665 Publishing. (July 2015.)