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Sarah Sommer is an award-winning children's picture book author who blends her love for animals, music, and positivity in her books. Having trained in classical music and performed internationally as a professional clarinetist, rhymes and lyrics are an important part of her writing style.
While she works as an accountant by day, Sarah enjoys expressing her creativity through her writing. All of her books feature positive themes such as helping others and being yourself, while also working to empower and employ women. She aims to entertain both children and adults with her stories.
Sarah is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and the Manhattan School of Music. She is also a longtime vegetarian, and yes, she does still play her clarinet and saxophone. Her love of animals comes from her compassion toward them, which is evident in her volunteer work fostering German shepherd dogs.
I have a passion for writing lyrics and turning them into melodies. I have written dozens of lyrics and look forward to creating demos in the future.
After a successful career as a professional orchestral clarinetist, I still love to perform on both clarinet and saxophone in the Chicagoland area.
"The Goose on the Roof is a clever, rhyming picture book with a colorful cast of characters, lots of laugh-out-loud scenes and a wealth of conversation starters. This is a fun book to read and discuss over and over again." -Writer with Wanderlust
“This hardcover children’s picture book is SO MUCH FUN! It put a small on my face, and I immediately called a friend and read it to her and had her laughing!” -Reading is My Passion
"This is one of the best children’s books I’ve read in a while. I’m always looking for books to read to my grandkids, and this is one that’s going on my grandkids’ shelf.” -Bound 4 Escape
“This is an excellent book for families to use to discuss personalities--and the values and difficulties in keeping individual identities while teams and cliques are forming!” -A Mama’s Corner of the World
“What I loved the most about Animals at the Office is the talents of Devan. I adored these illustrations. They were fun, vivid, and colorful. They perfectly match the story on each page. My children were constantly stopping me from turning the page, so they could admire the artwork a little longer.” -Locks, Hooks and Books
"With an easy to read rhyme scheme and fun, colorful illustrations, Animals at the Office is a must have for younger readers. 5 stars!" -Jazzy Book Reviews
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