mostly fiction/ some speculative /a sprinkle of horror / a dash of macabre
Sarah (pen name S. L. Reno) is a writer and teacher based in SLC. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio (Summa Cum Laude) with a Bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in creative writing. She also holds a TEFL certificate and is considering furthering her education and teaching career with a Master of Linguistics due to her lifelong interest in world cultures and languages.
She currently works as a coordinator for the graduate programs of business in higher education and as an English teacher for adult second-language learners. She also has experience in IT, office administration, project management, and UX design.
Her favorite writers are currently Cixin Liu, Ted Chiang, Shirley Jackson, and Ursula K. Le Guin. She is a fan of Mike Flanagaan's interpretations of Edgar Allen Poe, Henry James, and The Haunting of Hill House. Having grown up on games like Final Fantasy and The Ocarina of Time, Sarah has a love for cinematic music and does her best to play her favorite scores on the piano.
Her writing has earned the Steven G. Kellman Endowment (2019) for creative non-fiction and thirteen honorable mentions from L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future competition, a world-renowned writing contest.