Sabrina Darnowsky was not raised within any particular religious tradition. The daughter of a Presbyterian father who struggled with the idea of Jesus’s physical resurrection and a Catholic mother who could no longer practice her faith after a previous divorce, Sabrina nevertheless found herself drawn to a divine presence that she experientially knew existed. After years of seeking that took her to various faith communities, she felt led to affiliate with a historic peace church, and became a member of Cincinnati Friends Meeting (Quaker) in 2010. It has been her home ever since.

For more than 12 years, Sabrina has been researching and writing about Quakers in southwestern Ohio. She has completed two books and is currently working on the biography of the nineteenth-century Quaker minister Murray Shipley.

Sabrina has given presentations on Quaker history, faith, and practice to several organizations, including the Indian Hill Historical Society, Cincinnati Women’s Club, and College Hill Presbyterian Supper Club. She also served as a panelist at the 2015 Quaker Genealogy & History Conference on “The Life and Times of Levi Coffin” and has been interviewed by Cincinnati Magazine and WVXU.

Sabrina currently lives in Loveland, Ohio, having retired from a career as a technical writer specializing in software documentation. When she is not working on her writing projects, she spends many happy hours puttering in her gardens.

Get in touch

Sabrina is available for book readings and presentations. If you want to chat about Quaker history, your favorite plants, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out.


Coming Soon!
Sowing the Seed of Truth: Orthodox Quaker Sermons of Murray Shipley (1873-1876)

Friends Past and Present: The Bicentennial History of Cincinnati Friends Meeting (1815-2015)


“Who’s Hinshaw? Getting Started with Quaker Research”
Ohio Genealogy News
Spring 2017 (cover story)

“Making History: Writing the Story of a Meeting”
Friends Journal
November 1, 2014