The virtual psychiatrist and writer is in


These are hard times. Scary times. I welcome your thoughts and have changed my Civil Discourse to Current Discourse. Civil is to be understood, but I would love to hear how you cope and what you are thinking. I already have some recent additions to that. Visit the page and then write to me. Let me know if you want to be anonymous. This is a time for courage, compassion, and humor.

I'd love to hear from you and you can contact me at

If you need psychiatric advice, please contact a real psychiatrist and not a virtual one like me.


About me


My background

I am a thirty-something virtual psychiatrist and writer. I have an actual live muse who wishes to remain anonymous. She's considerably older than I am, but she loves my youth and enthusiasm. She's mired, oops, I mean happily engaged in a life that includes marriage, children, grandchildren, and a dog. She is also a psychiatrist, the real-world kind. 

My muse and I are fascinated by human nature, when it works well and when it doesn't. We like to help people find  happier and more fulfilling lives, hence our chosen professions as psychiatrists and writers.

We also both enjoy family, friends, pets, politics, books, good food, and the ocean. We love to talk to people who share some of our same interests.


My writing roots

I've been a story teller most of my life, as has my muse. I'm named after a grandmother who also wrote and published stories. 

I love to read and write cozy mysteries--those stories that bring comfort to a reader and only mild anxiety. When I can I like to add humor to the mix.

Sometimes I write short story mysteries that are a little less cozy.


My other interests

I believe we all need to be active citizens. I consider myself a member of the Coffee Party. We look for the common ground. My muse is a little to the left of me, and she has a lot to say on the subject.

If you want to know more about how I spend my time, visit my Facebook Fan Page: Sarah Osborne, Mystery Author

Quote for the Day


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin