About the Author

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron

I make my living as a writer, but to-date my work consists of grant writing and puJRP_6023-SarahWhelanblished magazine articles. Although some of the exaggeration in my grant proposals may meet the criteria for creative fiction, The Struggle Within is my first foray into novel writing. I have a master’s degree in criminal justice and twenty years of experience in that field. My articles have appeared in Bay State Parent, New Jersey Family, Write Angles Journal, Connecticut Police Chiefs Association Hotline, International Association of Chiefs of Police Net Alert, New Jersey Police Chief Magazine, and Police and Security News. I am a paid public speaker and present at law enforcement conferences across the country.


You may contact me by email at smwhelan@comcast.net or through the form below.