(the short bio)
Sarah Enni is an author, podcaster, and journalist living in Los Angeles. She writes books for young adults - you can read her short story in the New York Times best-selling villain anthology, Because You Love To Hate Me, out now. She is currently working on her debut novel, which will be out with Scholastic in 2019.
She created and hosts the First Draft podcast, where she talks shop with other KidLit authors.
In her non-laptop life she likes enchiladas, hiking, flea market shopping, and her cat, Hammer.
... and the long bio
Sarah Enni writes young adult books, and is the creator and host of the First Draft podcast. She was born in Seattle, and has lived all over the continental U.S., eventually landing in Los Angeles, where she lives now with her cat, Hammer.
Sarah has been writing--zines, fake newspapers, yearbook copy, English essays, original astrology signs--since forever. Her first job out of college was reporting on radioactive waste for a trade publication. Small wonder, then, that she chose to write more lighthearted fiction on the side.
The First Draft podcast came along because she was tired of listening to endless interviews with comedians (though she still loves listening to those), and figured her friends were just as interesting. Armed with a mic and a destination, Sarah hit the road on an epic, 6,600-mile cross-country road trip in 2014, gathering more than 60 interviews. She eventually arrived in Los Angeles but decided the project was far from done. The podcast now has more than 100 episodes, and has been downloaded more than 200,000 times. And she hopes it's just the beginning.