My name is Sara and I am the owner/creator/writer/brains behind WhatANerdGirlSays.
You find me on these various places:
You can find out about my novels here.
And I also am a co-founder of the multi-fandom blog: iFandoms Collide 🙂
Lastly, I am the creator of the Grisha Trilogy fansite, The Grisha Army, as well!
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So, a little bit about myself. My name is Sara, and I’m 25 years old and I live in Orange County, California in the United States. I am a college student at Cal State University, Fullerton, working on my B.A. in history, and after I graduate, I want to pursue a career in novel writing. I live at home with my five younger siblings, my dad, my uncle and my grandmother-which leads to some chaotic days, which make for some good story inspiration. My boyfriend, Jon (who I probably talk about a lot), and I have been together for going on six years and even though he drives me off the wall sometimes, I have no idea what I would do without that guy.
I also have the two cutest dogs in the world. Scout is my seven year old husky mix and Sabet is my four year old German shepherd-boxer mix. They are the best 🙂
The two things I do the most in the world is read and write.
I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember, when my parents taught me how to read when I was about three years old. I LOVE to read, and I love to read fantasy the most. My biggest passion, one that you will definitely see on this blog, is young adult literature. I spend a lot of time talking about it, fangirling over it and supporting it, because I think a lot of people out there dismiss it as “real” literature.
Some of my favorite things to read include Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, any and all Tortall books by Tamora Pierce, the Seven Realms and Heir Chronicles series, anything by Meg Cabot, Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, John Green, The Grisha trilogy and soooooo many more that I can’t even begin to name.
I also love to watch movies and TV shows, especially if they are of the fantasy/sci-fi nature. I don’t watch TV often because I absolutely loathe commercials but am seriously addicted to both Netflix and Hulu. Some of my favorite shows include Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, Sherlock, Glee, Game of Thrones, The Vampire Diaries, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Gossip Girl, Pokemon (yes!), Madoka Magica and more.
Some of my favorite movies include the original Star Wars trilogy, the Harry Potter adaptations, Gone with the Wind, all Pixar movies but especially Up and Wall.E, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Howl’s Moving Castle and pretty much everything else by Studio Ghibli, The Apartment, The Chronicles of Narnia…and again the list can go on forever.
One thing I want to make very clear: I’m not a fansite. I’m not here to bring you all the updated news on books, movies, tv shows, etc. I would love to do that but I just don’t have the time. I’m a busy girl, going to college, and working on my novels.
When I’m not reading or writing, I’m spending time with my family, my boyfriend, my friends or my dogs. I love being in the sun and going swimming, and I love FOOD, and eating. I also have a weird obsession with animals and I love going to the zoo and the aquarium. I’m a HUGE baseball fan (Go Angels!) so you’ll get a little bit of that sometimes.
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What I am here for is to create a space where I can talk about books and movies and TV shows and video games and all things nerd, and to hopefully meet a bunch of people who want to talk about these things with me. I want to nerd out, and fangirl, and talk about books, and talk about fictional crushes, and battle it on a games, and all of that.