Sarah Lynn Scheerger
(Sarah also writes under Sarah Lynn and under Sarah Scheerger)
Sarah Scheerger is a clinical social worker with “at-promise” youth, helping them figure out who they are and who they want to be. She provides mental health services within the Ventura County Schools as well as in a private practice setting. Sarah started writing as a convenient excuse to avoid laundry, and admittedly . . . has gotten a little carried away. She writes picture books, early chapter books, middle grade, and young adult novels.
Several of Sarah’s books have “social-emotional learning” opportunities, perfect for use in a classroom setting. “Mitzvah Pizza” and “Operation Frog Effect” both have themes of #Kindness and #Friendship. Operation Frog Effect is a middle-grade novel told in 8 points of view and a variety of formats, including poems, letters, movie script, and graphic novel. It has been nominated for some regional awards, including the following: 2020-2021 Sunshine State Young Readers List Selection; 2020-2021 Maryland Black Eyed Susan; Surrey Schools Book of The Year 2020-2021; and VA Reads 2020-2021.
Sarah’s Young Adult novels tend to incorporate “tough topics” like teen pregnancy (Opposite of Love), preventing acts of school violence (Are You Still There) and the BRCA gene mutation—which increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer (How to Live on the Edge). Booklist called “How to Live on the Edge” an “important addition to young adult literature.” Sarah creates edgy and empowered teen characters who not only survive tough situations, but also thrive.
Sarah loves connecting with students and teachers through school visits, both virtual and in person. She has extension activities and material on her website.
Sarah enjoys reading, watching movies, dancing around the house in socks and pajamas, as well as spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Southern California with her husband and children.