Sara Gavryck-Ji is currently working on several picture books about China and the Chinese language.  

Sara lived in China for over 5 years and is fluent in Mandarin. She worked in educational exchange between the U.S. and China, as well as writing and photographing for environmental organizations in China. Sara considers China her second home, and has traveled extensively throughout the country, sampling all sorts of food and stories along the way. Things got interesting when she got her Chinese drivers license – from camping on the ‘wild’ sections of the Great Wall to tracing Tibetan pilgrimage routes around some of the country's highest peaks. 

Sara was born in Western Massachusetts, but has lived in the following places in the U.S. and China:  Boston, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Washington, D.C., Kunming, Brooklyn, Beijing and Nantong in Jiangsu Province. She loves an adventure, getting to know a new place, people, and food. She currently lives in Berekely, CA with her two young boys, husband, and black lab. 

Sara is a member of SCBWI and received the 2018 SCBWI San Francisco North & East Bay Diverse Creator Award Scholarship.