I’m a writer living in rural Iowa. Have you heard the Interstate-80 Iowa song? It’s about driving through Iowa: “corn, corn, corn–look a tree!–corn, corn, corn, Iowa Citeeeee”. That’s pretty much what it’s like. I love living in Iowa.

Here’s a picture of me:

Sarah Prineas

And here is a picture of my kitchen table, which is where I write:

Kitchen Table

I write on a computer named Pip, a shiny silver stealth MacBook laptop.

If you’re wondering how to pronounce my tricky last name, Prineas, click here.

My husband is a mad scientist. Here’s a picture of the Device in his physics lab:

The Device

There’s a Device in The Magic Thief, too. What a coincidence!

We have two kids and one cat named Feather:


And I have two dogs!


One’s name is Athena, and she is a goddess among dogs.

The other’s name is Fin, and he is a big doofus:


And I have five goats.  Here’s a picture of one of them, Poppy, and her baby, Pepper:



And four chicks of the apocalypse:


Here are some more things about me: Originally I’m from Lyme, Connecticut (yes, that’s the town where Lyme Disease comes from). I went to college in Minnesota and then did a PhD in English literature.

Before writing The Magic Thief, I wrote a lot of fantasy stories for adults; I didn’t even think of myself as a writer for children until my agent sold the book and two sequels to HarperCollins Children’s. Now I’m having a lot of fun being a kids book writer.  Another thing about me is that I have a thing for dragons.  I even have a collection of dragon action figures and a dragon tattoo!