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Sarah Cypher is the author of The Skin and Its Girl (Ballantine 2023) and holds an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, where she was a Rona Jaffe Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction. She grew up in a Lebanese Christian family near Pittsburgh and lives in Washington, D.C., with her wife. She works with authors through her boutique editing business, The Threepenny Editor.

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Freelance editor, debut novelist, martini drinker, baklava maker. MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Preorder THE SKIN AND ITS GIRL (Ballantine, April 2023) from wherever you feed your book habit.