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Sarvenaz Tash

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Sarvenaz Tash is the author of The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love (an Amazon Best Book of the Year, YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers), Three Day Summer and The Mapmaker and the Ghost. She was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up on Long Island, NY. She received her BFA in Film and Television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, which means she got to spend most of college running around and making movies (it was a lot of fun). She has dabbled in all sorts of writing including screenwriting, Emmy-award winning copywriting, and professional tweeting for the likes of Bravo and MTV. Sarvenaz currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.

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My inspiration came from my lifelong desire to have been able to go to the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. Sadly, I was not alive…more
Hi Jezz!

My inspiration came from my lifelong desire to have been able to go to the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. Sadly, I was not alive at the time, and I currently do not own a time machine, so writing this book was the only way I knew of to be able to fulfill that dream. I had a lot of fun immersing myself in the music and clothes of the era, and imagining myself at the festival, while I was writing it.

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I started writing when I was about 7, which is right around the time I started voraciously reading on my own (mostly Beverly Cleary, Roald…more
Hi Jersey,

I started writing when I was about 7, which is right around the time I started voraciously reading on my own (mostly Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, and Ann M. Martin books). Books very quickly became a central part of my life and I think I knew very early on that I wanted to create stories as well as read them. Thank you for your question!(less)
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“And who wouldn't wish that? Certainly everyone here- dressed up as aliens, and wizards, and zombies, and superheroes- wants desperately to be inside a story, to be part of something more logical and meaningful than real life seems to be. Because even worlds with dragons and time machines seem to be more ordered than our own. When you live for stories, when you spend so much of your time immersed in careful constructs of three and five acts, it sometimes feels like you're just stumbling through the rest of life, trying to divine meaningful narrative threads from the chaos. Which, as I learned the hard way this weekend, can be painfully fruitless. Fiction is there when real life fails you. But it's not a substitute.”
Sarvenaz Tash, The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love

“Sometimes all we have is the knowledge that something extraordinary exists in the universe, even if we can't be the ones to claim it. Sometimes that has to be enough.”
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“Unfortunately, it has come to my attention that the modern world is sorely lacking in imagination. And grown-ups are the biggest culprits of all.”
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Sarvenaz Tash Jason wrote: How are you today? I'll check your book out as soon as possible :)"

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