Want to know more about Sara Baysinger? Here are 10 fun facts.
- Nonbinary (They/Them)
- 4th gen Irish-American born & raised in Ecuador, SA
- Love to travel.
- Love to time travel even more.
- When I was a kid, I wanted to be a paleontologist or a pastor.
- #Dinobsessed 🦕
- Enneagram 4w5.
- Favorite crystal is black obsidian.
- Favorite color is purple.
Still burning with curiosity? Here’s my full bio:
I was born and raised in a small village in Ecuador where I was homeschooled, forged uncharted territory on horseback, and raised chickens & guinea pigs.
I hated reading until the 6th grade. My mom used to say it was like “pulling teeth” to get me to read anything. She also paid me for every chapter book I finished. Then I discovered The Dragonslayers by Bruce Coville, and I identified with the princess who wanted to be a knight SO DEEPLY that reading became an escape instead of a chore.
When I discovered the magic of reading, I started making up worlds in my head. I would draw alien characters in class and write fantastical stories during long church services.
When I was sixteen I moved to Indiana for the remainder of my high school years. It was here that I met the boy who would be my husband. But I didn’t know that at the time.
I went to college in Knoxville, TN for a year, then I traveled to China to teach English to middle schoolers.
When I returned to Indiana, I married that boy (mentioned above) & went to nursing school. It was during a long afternoon that I was supposed to be studying for nursing exams that I started writing my first novel. After a couple years of failing nursing exams, I decided the medical field wasn’t for me, so I started working 12-hour shifts at a factory that made baby-wipes instead. Yes. I made baby-wipes for a living, and wrote books on the side. And I loved every moment of it.
In 2016 (ironically when I published my first book BLACK TIGER), our small family moved out to the countryside on a 5 acre plot of land and *somehow* accumulated a bunch of animals.
During the Pandemic of 2020, I picked up painting with acrylics and found that to be a satisfying escape that took significantly less time and effort than writing a book. I’ve learned that when burnt out on one creative pursuit, I can refill that well with the other.
I started going to an affirming Methodist church in 2021, and am now exploring what it means to be both Queer and a Christian through my art and my books.
And that’s where I am now: mom of two young children, two turkeys, two cats, three dogs, and partner to Michael.
I am a hopeful dreamer who thrives off lavender everything. My favorite season is summer and my favorite time of day is late evening when the kids are in bed and I can watch the sunset with my cup of lavender tea, the occasional pipe packed with dried lavender, and a good book.