Sarah J. Carlson

Contemporary Young Adult Author


Red lights


Red lights

Lamps for sale in Chinatown, Singapore

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon at night


Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon at night

I tried to capture the energy of this lovely, crazy city at night. The sea of mopeds and cyclos and motorbikes whizzing, very loosely (or perhaps not) obeying traffic laws. The contrast of the new, massive sparkling skyscrapers, the mall with Gucci and Bulgari and other high end stores, the Pizza Huts, the McDonalds, with the old.

The next generation


The next generation

A little boy runs in front of an Eleventh Night bonfire with a Union flag as a cape. To the left, a lamppost melts and an electrical transformer smokes. Tiger’s Bay, Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 11th, 2011.

I’m going through my photos from Northern Ireland as I prepare to start querying agents for Hooligans in Shining Armour ( and I felt ready share this one as a post. The Twelfth celebrates the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

English writing on the wall (in Viet Nam)


English writing on the wall (in Viet Nam)

I took this today after getting of a boat on a tour of the Mekong Delta in Southern Viet Nam, about 3 hours outside Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). This was written on a wall inside the somewhat sketchy building we docked at. Can you find the faded face painted in the corner?

Making rice paper


Making rice paper

Mekong Delta, South Viet Nam