Meet the Novel Novice Staff

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Sara (novelnov) created and launched Novel Novice in January 2010, after helping run Novel Novice Twilight (the site is now retired) for several years prior.

An avid reader since childhood, Sara has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Portland State University,and lives with her husband in the Portland, OR area in a house filled with books.

Sara is a former Associate Board member for SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), an early childhood literacy program in Oregon. She previously wrote about books and their movie adaptations for, and served as the Children’s & Young Adult Author Coordinator for Wordstock Festival from 2010-2012. Sara is also the author of FAME: Suzanne Collins, a biographical comic book about the author of The Hunger Games, and wrote the 4-part graphic novel adaptation of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, all from Bluewater Productions.

Photo by Candace RobinsonFor her day job (and her paycheck), Sara works with her dad at their family business, Jag Forms, as a distributor of printing and promotional products. A fun perk of the job is helping authors create bookmarks, postcards, and other cool swag! Prior to working with her dad, Sara was a producer for local morning TV news.

Sara has always loved getting lost in a good book, and is known for chronically staying up too late reading.


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