Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

Sarah Elizabeth Schantz grew up in a bookstore named The Rue Morgue—one of the first mystery bookstores in the US. She is an accomplished short-storyist, with many awards under her belt. Schantz holds an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. She currently lives with her family in an old farmhouse on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, where they are surrounded by open sky, century-old cottonwoods, coyote, and screech owls. Fig is her first novel.

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Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I keep trying.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. This is a tough one: my immediate thought is to sing, and to sing well, but then I thought about the fact I often wish I could just suddenly start doing back flips and stuff that gymnasts do, which then leads me to the ability to dance very well. If I was to be practical though, I'd like to hone in on my writing skills; in this area, I need work on dialogue and plot-building.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I worry a lot.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. The moon.

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