Sarah Katyi is a writer drawn to the gothic and existential questions in life, which is a startling contrast to her love of all things “cute.” She’s that person who always brings baked treats to the office, and when not working or writing, she’s passionate about travel and experiencing all life has to offer.
She resides in San Diego, California, but grew up in the Alberta prairies. Sarah’s always had a penchant for storytelling and as an only child, often entertained herself by dreaming things up and imaging herself in faraway lands. At fourteen, she submitted a much-too-long short story to her English teacher, who commented that “at this rate, you’ll have your first novel by sixteen.” Although it was many years until Sarah finished her first manuscript, the writing bug didn’t disappear throughout her schooling and extracurriculars.
Sarah studied business at the University of Alberta. Upon graduation, she worked in product management, but writing kept calling her name, and eventually she found SFU’s creative writing certificate, The Writers’ Studio. The following year, she enrolled in the Writing Popular Fiction MFA program at Seton Hill University, where she completed her first novel-length manuscript.
Her writing has been published around the web and in the student anthology, Emerge 16. From speaking at conferences to appearing in local tv and print media, she’s no stranger to community involvement. Sarah’s been on the board of outreach programs and believes in the importance of local volunteer work and activism. In the future, she’s hoping to combine her passions for writing, business, and outreach into something magical.