Sarah Lynn

Sarah Lynn


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1-2-3 Va-Va-Vroom! A Counting Book

Tip - Tap Pop

Frankie and the Big Squish

She keeps her tap shoes handy, just in case!

School Visit

Presentation at Cal State Long Beach

Racing to Read!

Biography

Learn some quirky facts about Sarah Lynn by playing the true/​false game. She’ll tell you ten things about herself. Six will be true and four will be false. You get to try to figure out which is which. Ready?


1) Her full name is Sarah Lynn.

2) As a six-year-old, she hated ballet and begged her mom to let her quit.

3) As a teenager, she loved ballet (and tap, jazz, hip hop, you name it.)

4) She grew up one of seven children.

5) She has three jobs, all at the same time.

6) She went to college at UCLA.

7) She went to college at USC.

8) She has two cats, one Siamese and one tabby.

9) She considered becoming a nurse.

10) She is not ticklish.


Which ones are true and which ones are false? Don’t peek below. Just think about it. Got it? Okay, now check your answers.


Answers


1) Her full name is Sarah Lynn.

False. Sarah Lynn is not her full name. It’s her first and middle name. She promised herself if she ever became an author, she’d use a pen name. It sounds so mysterious, doesn’t it?

2) As a six-year-old, she hated ballet and begged her mom to let her quit.

True. With all that standing at the barre, she found ballet boring.

3) As a teenager, she loved ballet (and tap, jazz, hip hop, you name it.)

True. You’re probably thinking “how can #2 and #3 both be true?” But they are. After some time off from ballet (she still did tap and jazz), she discovered she actually loved classical ballet. She became very serious about it and trained many hours every day. She spent summers away from home, training in Pennsylvania and Texas. She did consider becoming a professional dancer, but ultimately she decided to devote her energy to her college education.

4) She grew up one of seven children.

False. Sarah is the oldest of four children. She has one sister and two brothers. Her youngest brother was adopted when she was fourteen, so she and her best friend used to argue about who got to hold him. He was pretty cute.

5) She has three jobs, all at the same time.

True, believe it or not. It’s only possible because two of the jobs are part-time. Sarah is a clinical social worker. She provides mental health and counseling services.

Job 1: she works part time within the school system, providing group and individual counseling for students.

Job 2: She has a small private practice, where she sees couples, families, adults and children.

Job 3: (full time) She is a mom! This is the most important and wonderful job ever! She juggles everything else part-time because it allows her the flexibility to spend the most time possible with her own children.

She used to have 4 jobs, if you can believe it. One semester a year she taught a course at CLU (California Lutheran University) within their MFT (Masters of Family Therapy) program. She hopes to go back to this as soon as her schedule allows.

Note: she doesn’t count writing as a job. It’s for fun!

6) She went to college at UCLA.

True. Go Bruins!

7) She went to college at USC.

True. Wait - Wait! How can this possibly be true? She couldn’t have gone to UCLA and USC! Doesn’t she know they are rivals? Answer: It is true. She went to UCLA to get her bachelor’s in psychology and USC to get her master’s degree in social work. And yes, she does know they are rivals. In case you’re curious, she always roots for UCLA!

8) She has two cats, one Siamese and one tabby.

False. As much as she likes cats, Sarah is incredibly allergic to them. Her throat itches and her nose runs like a faucet (not a pretty sight). So, no cats for her.

9) She considered becoming a nurse.

Big Fat False. Sarah has been known to faint flat on the floor at the sight of a needle. She is totally and completely petrified.

10) She is not ticklish.

True. Mostly. Okay, it’s up for debate. She insists she is not ticklish. But her husband thinks if you get her in just the right place under her neck, or even better…under her armpits… she’ll squirm. Still-- she insists she is not ticklish.


Sarah Lynn lives in Ventura County, California, with her husband and children. She loves cheese pizza and anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter. She still keeps a pair of tap shoes tucked away—just in case.

Selected Works

Picture Book
A racecar counting book. Zooming around 10 laps... Smashing! Crashing! Splashing! Va-va-vroom!
Emma and her Pop discover tap dancing is a very special way to communicate!
iStoryTime (www.istorytimeapp.com)
Frankie the mouse has a very unusual fear.

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