Lake Michigan at Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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My name is Sara Biren. I've been writing since I could hold a pencil; in third grade, I proclaimed that when I grew up, I would be an author of books. After decades of studying my craft and putting in the hard work, that dream came true with the publication of my first novel, The Last Thing You Said. I've written three young adult novels and I also write adult rom-coms. I teach writing classes and offer editing and critique services.
Fun stuff about me: I'm an optimist, Aries, and ENFP. My favorite Muppet, Dr. Teeth, is also an ENFP. I was born and raised in Minnesota, and lived there until 2020 when my family and I moved to eastern Wisconsin, about four miles from Lake Michigan. I'm a diehard member of the Bills Mafia (#GoBills) and a fan of the Washington Capitals and Minnesota Wild hockey teams. I love hockey so much, I wrote a book about it. I love football so much... that's right, I'm writing a book about it. Well, football fans, anyway.
No big surprise here: I love to read. Some of my favorite authors include Jane Austen, Anne Tyler, Emily Henry, Kate Clayborn, Abby Jimenez, Stephanie Perkins, Tim O'Brien, and Nick Hornby. My favorite childhood books were the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace (especially the high school books), Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery, anything by Beverly Cleary (especially the high school books), and the Meg mysteries by Holly Walker.
I love to talk about books and writing, so connect with me on social media or send me an email!
The Official Bio
Sara Biren is the author of three young adult novels from Amulet Books. She also writes adult rom-coms. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota. Until recently a lifelong Minnesotan, Sara now lives in Manitowoc, WI with her husband, two children, and two schnoodles, and works as a part-time editor in addition to writing. She loves cheese, seeing live bands, watching football and hockey, hiking, and traveling. Visit Sara on Instagram or Facebook.