Meet the Literary Artist Known as Sarah Byrd, RTC Editor

By: Mary Anna Rodabaugh in Get to Know Us
on November 22nd, 2021

How do you get into “the zone” when it comes to diving into your work?

Waking up when the tile floor is still frigid, making coffee, and snuggling in my chair while my salt lamp casts a warm orange glow in my study.

What is the best piece of writing advice you have received?

Persistence is key. This has carried me through the hard days because if I gave up even when my drafts are terrible, or when I battle imposter syndrome and think I am not good enough to be in this industry, then I wouldn’t be part of our team.

What is your favorite aspect about working for RTC?

I love that space is held for each person to communicate their own stories.

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When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I was certain I would be an actress, singer, and model. I would even sign it in all of my yearbooks. Then I grew older and developed a healthy dose of reality. I knew I didn’t want to speak in front of tons of people. My singing voice was to be enjoyed by my family only, and I was way too short to walk on the runway.

What is your favorite children’s book?

My favorite children’s book is The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. It follows a boy of elementary-school age named Duncan who has received letters from all of his crayons. This book has been a staple in our house, and we all have enjoyed making new voices for each crayon. Their personality comes through in the letters they write, along with their handwriting. It is genius. My little ones especially like the beige crayon because his wrapping has been torn off and he is naked. Giggles ensue every time we read that part.

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