meet the writer

sara dahmen

Sara Dahmen is a best-selling, award-winning writer and entrepreneur, as well as the only female coppersmith in America manufacturing, restoring, and building copper cookware in her Wisconsin copper shop. Sara is traditionally trained in an old-school apprenticeship to create and refurbish vintage or modern cookware. She single-handedly runs House Copper & Cookware using tools from the 1700 and 1800s. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Martha Stewart, Food & Wine, House Beautiful, on PBS, the TODAY Show and many more, and in collaboration with Colonial Williamsburg and Duluth Trading Company.

"my hope is to leave behind many beautiful things"

The details

Sara’s historical fiction Flats Junction series (Promontory Press, Inc.) has been critically recognized and is currently in development for television, including her most recent release in the saga, Medicineman 1884. She is also a screenwriter of television and film and has written a non-fiction book, Copper, Iron, and Clay: A Smith’s Journey (William Morrow/Harper Collins) about the history, science, use and care of cookware. Her fantasy, Seven Nights in the Dying Castle, was released in 2023, with additional fantasy novels in development to match a fantasy game and television series already optioned.