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satbeach_colorThanks for your interest in me. I am very flattered. Usually I flatter only myself, so this is a lovely treat.

Here are some options for learning about me:

The short about »

I write fiction. My non-fiction essays have been featured on Maria Shriver’s Shriver Report and Architects of Change website, and in the anthology, Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions (Nothing But the Truth Press, 2014).

I am  a freelance graphic designer, specializing in author websites, and I’m the designer behind Manuscript Wish List. In addition, I am a sports writer covering Spanish football (soccer) for online sports sites including SBNation and The Stoppage Time, and  I live in the foggy wastelands of the San Francisco Bay Area with my family.

The long about »

I grew up in Santa Cruz, California, where I took for granted the distant call of sea lions and the salty tang of the Pacific Ocean. I wrote various bestsellers like “Pigs Can Fly,” cleverly illustrated by myself. At age nine, my mother and I moved to Santorini, Greece, where we spent the next year and a half or so, and where I learned that the world is much bigger than, say, myself.

Eventually, after a stint on the East Coast, I ended up back in California where I collected a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, and then looked around to sum up my surroundings. “England,” I said, and took off for too short a time in that direction. “Seattle,” I said next. But eventually the siren call of my home state proved too strong, and I returned to California, where I became a tech writer, liking it sufficiently enough to obtain a master’s degree in technical communication, which strangely prepared me for a professional career in design.

I continued writing stories here and there, but didn’t have the discipline to work them out into anything work reading. Eventually, I realized I had whole novels in me waiting to come out like Athena from Zeus’s forehead…or you know, something like that, so I let them out. I wrote about 30,000 words and sent it to a cousin to read.

“I could publish this!” I told my cousin, dollar signs and glory dancing before my eyes.

“Slow down there, hoss,” my cousin said. (My cousin isn’t a rancher, but we like to say “hoss” a lot.) So I slowed down, reluctantly, and bothered to learn about publishing, the industry, and oh yes– writing stories. I’ve never looked back!

Now I write stories with international settings and almost certainly a mention of football (soccer) or two. My non-fiction essays have been featured on Maria Shriver’s Shriver Report and Architects of Change website, and in the anthology, Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions. 

I am  a freelance graphic designer, specializing in author websites, and I’m the designer behind Manuscript Wish List.

In addition, I am a sports writer covering European football (soccer) for online sports sites. I live in the foggy wastelands of the San Francisco Bay Area with my family.

The about in the third person »

Sierra Godfrey writes fiction with international settings and most likely a mention of football (soccer) or two. Her non-fiction essays have been featured on Maria Shriver’s Shriver Report and Architects of Change website, and in the anthology, Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions (Nothing But the Truth Press, 2014).

She is also a freelance graphic designer, specializing in author websites, and the designer behind Manuscript Wish List. In addition, she is a sports writer covering European football (soccer) for online sports sites SBNation and The Stoppage Time, concentrating on La Liga. She lives in the foggy wastelands of the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

The about with tea and cookies »

I think that’s quite enough options for about me, don’t you agree? Who the heck do I think I am?!? 

 

Some Sierra Facts:

starbullet at-madI am a passionate football (soccer to those of you in the U.S.) fan. I love Atlético Madrid in Spain, because Atleti is full of corazon y coraje. I mean, I really, really love Atleti. I was fortunate to cover Atleti for The Stoppage Time in the press box at the Vincente Calderon in Madrid and I also attended the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Bayern at home in Madrid in 2016 (which Atleti won). I also support Hibernian FC in Edinburgh, Scotland, and I am occasionally known to support Olympique de Marseille. My national team is Spain. You will probably hear a lot from me about football. I make no apologies. Click here for more information about my football writing.

starbullet My elbows are double-jointed. Mmm-hmm, it’s really gross.

starbullet I was on an episode of HGTV’s Curb Appeal.

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