Last Friday night after I documented a rehearsal dinner, I headed back to my lovely hotel room at the Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine. I flipped on the TV and Dateline was covering a story about an adventurous woman, Amanda Lindhout who had been traveling the world. Her journey brought her to Somalia and on the 4th day she was abducted and held hostage for 460 days. The cover of the book flashed on the screen and I saw the name, Sara Corbett.
I was like . . . THE SARA CORBETT??! I shared 131 Spring Street with a Sara Corbett – a writer and I photographed her last year for a book she was working on.
I did a quick google search and YES, it was THE SARA CORBETT. I mentioned Sara in my LiveWorkPortland.org profile page as one of the sweetest most humble people I’ve met in Portland, Maine. I know she travels the world and works on really impressive projects yet she’s just consistently the nicest person.
Check out the the feature on the New York Times : Behind the Cover Story: Sara Corbett on Collaborating with Amanda Lindhout to Tell a Harrowing Tale. This story will blow your mind!
You can purchase the memoir, House in the Sky through my favorite local bookstore, LongFellow Books.
Portland, Maine may be a small city but it contains so many talented wonderful people. It’s a small and mighty place to live.
Congratulations, Sara! It’s an honor to know you and have worked with you!
xoxo . . .