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Meet Sabina Boyer: Serial Story Columnist

Would you like to meet a 10th grader who lives in Macedonia, has played tennis for 7 years, and has written and published her own book? Then you’re in luck! Introducing the amazing Sabina Boyer! Residing in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia, Sabina is thrilled to be this year’s serial story columnist. One of her favorite things about her home of Macedonia, where she and her parents are currently doing missions work, is the incredible hospitality of the local people who are welcoming of others no matter what, and in her words, “don’t put a price tag on friendship.” Additionally, she loves the cultural foods served there, such as a cheesy bread called “Burek” and a meat dish called “Kebapi.”

Describing herself as random, creative, and friendly, Sabina absolutely loves writing, and is greatly inspired by the works of Andrew Peterson and The Book Thief. She has already published her first book, The Legends of Matt Baker, and is already over 100,000 words into a second book titled Wovenstone. Yes, this girl can write! In fact, last year during NaNoWriMo, she wrote 50, 000 words in just 15 days. If she could be known for anything, it would either be for writing or for her fantastic hot glue creations. We can both agree that hot glue is hands down the 8th wonder of the world.

Sabina appreciates the finer things of life, such as stuffed animals, Les Mis, Bucky Barnes, trampolines, candlesticks, the color red, Paris, books, inky pens, and Pepsi. When it comes to movies, she loves Warhorse and How to Train your Dragon, and her favorite books include Inkspell and Lord of the Rings. The soundtrack to her life would definitely be Frank Sinatra jazz tunes, and she’s a huge audio freak, devouring anything from Adventures in Odyssey to Broadway show tunes. If Sabina could live in the world of any book, she would choose a cozy Hobbit Hole in Hobbiton where you could find her playing with fireworks, and chilling out with Pippin, Bilbo, and Faramir. Her ideal lunch date would include the likes of Bonhoeffer, who she describes as a “pastor-spy extraordinaire,” C.S. Lewis, and Andrew Peterson. Two of her favorite words are fuddle and tiddlywink, and if she could pick any superpower, it would be flight because “that way you don’t have to go on a 24-hour plane trip.”

“But where can I meet the amazing Sabina?” you ask. This year, she’ll be taking Spanish 2 with Señor Poortenga and Children’s Lit with Mrs. Thomas. As she enters her 5th year at TPS, Sabina’s words of wisdom to others would be to “live each day like it’s your last.” As for her favorite quote, it has to be “if, when you wake up in the morning, you can think of nothing but writing… then you are a writer,” by Rainer Maria Rilke. There is certainly no one like Sabina; clay has found a truly special serial story columnist. We can’t wait to see the amazing things Sabina has planned for clay this year!

12 Comments

  1. Hot glue is indeed the 8th wonder of the world :)! Hey Sabina! So good to be in arts and culture with you this year! Looking forward to reading your amazing story!!

  2. Congrats, Sabina! Can’t wait to read your story, and be in A&C with you this year!!

  3. congrats, Sabina! so excited to read your story & be in Spanish with you (again) this year!

  4. It was an absolute pleasure to interview you Sabina (and also nerd out together 😉 I’m so excited to see all the fantastic things you write this year!

  5. Congrats! I don’t know you, but writing that many words is … I am very impressed to say the least. Andrew Peterson & The Book Thief are both so goooddd (and also Inkspell, although it’s been a while since I last reread those). I look forward to reading whatever serial you write this year!

    • Thanks so much! Yes! I love The Book Thief! When I got to the last page the first time I read it, I turned right back to the beginning and started again 🙂

  6. Oh, wow, Sabina! It’d be awesome to meet you… we’ve got a lot of common loves! Andrew Peterson, HtTyD, Pippin, Bucky Barnes, and creative writing! I can’t wait to read your story this year! It’s gonna be great!

    • Thanks so much, Emmeline! Yes, it would be so cool if we got to meet one day! I hope you’re right to look forward to my story lol You’ve left some pretty big shoes to fill 🙂