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About Me







Sarah Allen is the author of WHAT STARS ARE MADE OF, BREATHING UNDERWATER, and the forthcoming THE NIGHTMARE HOUSE. Like Libby in STARS, she was born with Turner syndrome. WHAT STARS ARE MADE OF was an ALA Notable Book of 2020 and Whitney Award Winner, and BREATHING UNDERWATER was a Jr. Library Guild Selection for 2021. Born and raised in Utah, she received an MFA in creative writing from Brigham Young University, and now lives in the Orlando area with her two cats, Timicin and Morticia. She spends her non-writing time taking pictures at Disney World, singing showtunes too loudly, and going on road trips. She loves grizzly bears, leather jackets, and anything in caramel.


Fun Facts!

  • I am the oldest of eight kids!

  • My birthday is New Years Eve!

  • Born in Utah, but I've lived in the Bay area, DC, Las Vegas, Iowa, Missouri, Hawaii, Seattle, and now Florida!

  • Firm believer that Colin Firth is the epitome of manhood.

  • Broadway nerd! Favorites are Les Miserables, Ragtime, and the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

  • Obsessed with traveling, David Attenborough documentaries, and the TV show M*A*S*H*

  • Favorite animals are grizzly bears, golden retreivers, and gorillas!

  • Favorite word: Chimerical.

  • Slytherpuff, Airbender, E/INFJ.

  • Like Libby, I've got a scar across my left side from infant heart surgery.

  • I'm a vegetarian!

  • I think you are a star, and God's most perfect creation, just the way you are!

Write on, friends!



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