Sarah Sutton is a YA author who writes about teenagers falling in love (sometimes with magic). She recently published her YA Romance, What Are Friends For?, her debut novel. Be the first to hear about upcoming projects and book updates by signing up for her newsletter below!
Sarah M. Sutton
When I was six years old, I had this insane passion for stories.
Like, I’m talking crazy, six-year-old obsessed with re-reading the Gingerbread Man over and over again. I have zero idea how many times my chubby little fingers flipped through the pages, or how often I’d pick up the book and read it aloud to myself. None. I remember I was so obsessed, I even went on my mother’s computer and wrote a story about the Gingerbread Man.
So, yeah, I wrote my first fan-fiction when I was six. Crazy.
From there, I was catapulted into my love of writing. My skills grew and grew with each novel I read and each short story I’d write. And the more I’d write, the more I realized that I wanted to share that writing with people. I’d print out my stories and take them to my fourth-grade class, pass them around during free-time.
I was really that kid. And as I grew up, and concepts and book ideas came into my head with a sharper sense of clarity, I knew this was something I’d grow old doing. There is something freeing about meeting the characters I’ve conjured in me head and walking with them, hand in hand, on their (sometimes unknown) journey.
When I'm not writing or reading, I'm probably binging Netflix (shhh!), getting lost in the Writing Community on Twitter, or I'm possibly napping. Probably napping. This girl loves her extra shut-eye!
I have two totally adorable fur-babies, Maia (second photo and bottom left) and Gizel (bottom right). They're such good girls, and love to distract me from getting my writing done. These kinds of distractions I welcome wholeheartedly!
I've just published my YA Contemporary Romance, What Are Friends For?, my first ever published work. What's next, you may ask? Be on the look out for something fun. I've got a few tricks up my sleeve!