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Site News / Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« on: November 03, 2005, 05:32:09 PM »
Ha! Two years since I've updated this. Wow.

Well, my name is still Sarah Bylund. And Orem, UT is still my home town. Plus, I'm still living and working in Boston, Massachusetts.

BUT I just graduated with my second MA degree--this one in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College. Yay! How does it feel to be done with grad school? Cool. In fact, it feels supercalifragilisticexpealidocious.

Back in April of 2005, I graduated with an MA in American lit from that mythical organization called BYU. (I audited a class from a fellow grad student--the Salt Vampire himself, in fact. ;)). I also put in some time as a slush puppy at TLE meetings. Ah, fun times...

Right now, I work for a textbook publisher. But my dream is to switch over to trade publishing--speculative fiction in particular. So I'm working towards becoming an agent or editor in the SF market. (This means, of course, that in a few years everyone who writes SF will want to be my friend! Goodie! *shrain rubs her hands together gleefully*)

My interests? Well, literature of all types, of course, and good movies in most any genre except horror. My hobbies include reading (obviously), writing SF, cooking, collecting antique poison bottles and inkwells (no, really, it's cool--in a nerdy way), hoarding DVDs, taking photos, hosting small get-togethers, traveling, hanging out with friends, and doing nerdy stuff like going to museums or debating whether Batman could defeat Wolverine, etc., etc.

I'm also a recovering perfectionist. That is, I know I'm not perfect, and though I give my best, I don't obsess over things that are beyond my control. Like whether the "T" (Boston's subway system) is going to make me late for work or not. In life, some things are just mysteries and you'll never understand them. Like the Big Dig or politics or dating. ;)

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