About Sara

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

  • fullsizerender-copyBorn & Raised in Ecuador, SA
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  • 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.
  • 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:

IMG_3836I 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.

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.IMG_3292

I’m now a mom of two young children, partner to a host of the Inglorious Pasterds Podcast, hopeless booknerd, and owner to four dogs, two cats, and whichever mice decide to make a home in our country house for the winter. My favorite time of day is late at night when I get a few quiet hours to work on my books while sipping on lavender tea and burning Palo Santo sticks.

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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