About Sara

Want to know more about Sara Baysinger? Here are 10 fun facts.


  • They/Them
  • 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 turtle.
  • Obsessed with Jurassic Park and Disney.
  • Incurable 4w5.
  • Used to make baby wipes for a living.
  • Favorite color is purple.
  • Most people don’t know: I’m an introvert who craves community.

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. Then I turned twelve and found Harry Potter and Goosebumps and The Dragonslayers by Bruce Coville, and 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.

IMG_3603When 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.

IMG_3586In 2016 (ironically when I self-published my first book BLACK TIGER), our small family moved out to the countryside on a 5 acre plot of land, somehow accumulated four dogs and two cats (and whichever mice decided to make a home in our barn for the winter) and I  just recently discovered my love for gardening.



And that’s where I am now: mom of two young children, partner to Michael–a host of the Inglorious Pasterds Podcast, hopeless booknerd, and incurable animal/earth caretaker.



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  while sipping lavender tea.

5 thoughts on “About Sara

  1. Each page of your life is like a whole life in itself. I am grateful to have read you so I could find your thoughts, I will look forward to escape to the worlds you have created. Best wishes from Peru. : )


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