About Sara

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

  • fullsizerender-copyBorn & Raised in Ecuador, SA
  • Author of the BLACK TIGER SERIES.
  • Love to travel.
  • Love to time travel even more.
  • When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut or a crocodile.
  • I own 5 chickens: Hen Solo, Princess Layer, Obi Wing Kenobi, Chewbocker, Luk(a) Skyflocker, Darth Feather, Cluck-Gon Jinn, and Ashoken.
  • Special skillz: Foosball and air hockey.
  • Used to make baby wipes for a living.
  • Coffee Enthusiast.
  • 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.

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 Narnia and Harry Potter and all things Goosebumps, 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 stories during church services.

When I was sixteen, after my two older sisters graduated from high school, my parents and I moved to Indiana for the remainder of my high school years where I met the boy that would be my husband. But I didn’t know that at the time.

Went to college in Knoxville, TN for a year. Then traveled to China to teach English to middle schoolers.

When I returned to Indiana, I got married and went to nursing school, taking creative writing classes on the side. It was during a long afternoon that I was supposed to be studying for nursing exams that I started writing my first book.

After a few years of nursing school, I decided it wasn’t for me, so I started working at a factory that made baby-wipes. Yes. I made baby-wipes for a living. But twelve-hour night shifts can take a toll on you, especially when you go days never seeing your loved one, so we decided family time was more important than $. And besides, I wanted to dedicate full time to writing. So I quit the factory job.

I’m now a stay-at-home mom to two young children, wife to a podcaster, incurable booknerd, and owner to three dogs, two cats, and a horde of chickens. My favorite time of day is late at night when I get a few quiet hours to work on my books while sipping spiced caramel apple tea.

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