About Sarah J. Mendonca


Hi, I’m Sarah, and I like to tell stories.

I grew up in southeastern Michigan in one house that was definitely not haunted, and another that possibly was. I tried to write my first story when I was twelve in a tiny notebook. Once, someone told me to stop making things up. I didn’t listen.

In school I spent most of my time either secretly reading in the back of the room, running cross country, or hanging out at the student radio station. After high school I went to Michigan State University where I learned some stuff, wrote some stuff, and read a lot.

After living all over America I eventually landed in Seattle, Washington. Where, apart from the rainy weather (a huge perk in my opinion), I’m surrounded by the great outdoors and lots of other geeky people. Feel free to ask me for a book recommendation. 

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Q Who are your favorite characters?
I love characters that figure things out by being smart. Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek, Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, and especially Lirael, who worked in a dangerous and ancient library, from the Old Kingdom trilogy. 

Q What are you reading right now?
I usually read a few books at the same time. To help me keep track of everything I use Goodreads almost everyday. Check out what I'm currently reading by clicking here.   

Q What was your favorite place to explore as a child? And now?
As a kid I was a bit of a wimp who liked to stay inside. So most of my exploration was done through reading. Now I live in the Pacific Northwest, and hike when everyone else thinks its too wet.  

Q Is your birthday really on April Fool's?
That's what my parents tell me.