Sarah was born and raised in Payson Utah her parents lived as polygamists and she was the only daughter of Naomi and Elmo Carlisle. Sarah entered into an arranged marriage at age 18 to the love of her life Rich Allred. Sarah only dreamed this would be her happily ever after but found life wasn’t that “simple.”
Sarah says her dad taught, “Life is what you make it” and she did her best at making it the best it could be. Along with many other blessings and loses, Sarah would gain strength and knowledge; now she lives a life of freedom and true happiness making the best out of the situations that life handed her.
For the privacy and protection of others involved, I have changed all the names in this book. Everything in this book no matter how crazy or unbelievable are in FACT true.
We are the change that must be made in the world for our children to have a better future. – One Step at a time – SA
I chose to self-publish my first book as to intentionally keep the exclusive rights and control over the sensitive subjects and facts in my autobiography from being altered or misrepresented. It is not for fame or sympathy I have carefully written. I am not ashamed of who I am or what I have written because it has made me and my children the people we are today in which I am very thankful and proud of. I have allowed my most private life and experiences to be shared with the complex world in sincere hopes to inspire, heal and bring cultural awareness.