Sophomore Sarah Page Publishes First Novel

October 30, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman


Niagara University sophomore Sarah Page recently published 'The Amulet,' a historical fantasy novel set in a corrupt Egyptian town.

Sarah Page is a Niagara University sophomore.

Scratch that. Sarah Page is a published Niagara University sophomore.

The Amulet, a novel that Page began writing during her freshman year at Frontier Central High School in Hamburg, hit bookshelves in late July. It is described by Page as a historical fantasy novel with “a little bit of romance.” It’s about a young girl named Fala, who lives in a corrupt Egyptian town. When she becomes tangled up in the lives of two gods, they discover that she is mistakenly in the possession of a divine item that’s been missing for nearly 50 years. Fala has to accompany the two back to the realm of the gods to find the amulet’s rightful owner before it’s too late.

“I got the idea from actual Egyptian mythology and, in a way, one of my best friends, Amanda,” said Page, who plans to teach history at the high school or collegiate level. “I had just finished reading a book about the pharaoh Tutankhamen, and we were having a discussion about curses. The idea just kind of sprang from that. It’s something I’ve always had a passion for; I honestly can’t remember when it first sparked my interest. Writing has always been a hobby, too, so I guess it’s only natural that the two collided eventually.”

Western New York-based No Frills Buffalo published The Amulet, which is available for $14.95 at,, and other popular websites.

Page said that she is considering publishing a second book, a collection of short stories.

  • anita ranado

    A published author in our clan…sure makes us a standout family!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Sarah. Love you lots and lots…Nana

  • Barbara Gallucci

    Yay Sarah…quite impressive!

  • Melissa Langridge

    What a superstar! Congrats!

  • Samantha Gust

    Congratulations! NU Library will purchase a copy for the collection.

  • Amy Smith

    Congrats Sarah! This is terrific!