Kristen SaBerre is a screenwriter and author living in Los Angeles. Born in New Orleans and raised in Birmingham, Kristen comes from a family of athletes, avid readers, and musicians. After high school, Kristen attended Brown University. In her free time, she enjoys playing Mah Jongg and practicing marimba.
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
What’s your favorite line from a book?
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”—Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
J. K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, Lois Lowry
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
Growing up, I spent a lot of time enjoying books, movies, and fiction in general. Ever since high school, I loved the idea of being able to create stories for the next generation to enjoy as much as I had.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
You don’t have to wait for someone to give you permission to begin writing. If you think you have a story to tell, or think you might want to be a writer, grab a pen, or your phone, and give it a try.