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The Full Story


Sara Braas grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, taking camping trips out West with her parents and two brothers in the family van. Even on those trips, Sara always had her nose in a book. While attending the University of Wisconsin, she studied abroad in Vienna, Austria, and learned to speak fluent German. Then she moved to Munich to pursue a career in international business. 


Her work with BMW in Munich brought her to Los Angeles where she built a career in business while also finding time to surf and enjoying the sunsets. She got her Master’s at USC in Public Administration, focused on Environmental Studies.


She met her husband, a German scientist, playing beach volleyball in Santa Monica. They have a daughter Avila, who is named after a beach, and a toothy rescue dog named Bernie. 


Sara's world travel and business career has provided perfect fodder for her writing. She moved back to her roots in Madison, Wisconsin, where she still focuses on environmental sustainability while also writing psychological suspense and children’s books with a sense of adventure at heart. 

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Children's Picture Books

Sara is inspired by great poets like Shel Silverstein and Julia Donaldson as well as clever creators like Ame Dyckman, Sophie Blackall, and Marla Frazee to create adventurous picture books that entertain children. She loves to imagine the universe from a fresh point of view.

Psychological Suspense

Sara is querying her debut novel THE PRICE YOU PAYwhich she touts as The Last Thing He Told Me (Laura Dave) meets a Midwestern version of Succession. 

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