Sarah Tipper was born in Oxford in the 1970s and was very nearly called Robert. She enjoyed school, especially any classes that involved writing and that did not involve wearing shorts. She once sniggered her way through an entire assignment about the Cerne Abbas giant. At age thirteen Sarah started listening to metal. She was lightly teased for wearing tight jeans and an Anthrax or Slayer T-shirt. This didn’t bother her, she felt safe from the Bros dross culture other teenagers at the time were so keen on.
Sarah’s religion is heavy metal. Her favourite biscuit is the chocolate shortcake ring. The best gigs she’s ever been to were Suicidal Tendencies, Manowar, Dedlok and Bolt-Thrower. She can’t cope with the responsibility of having a pet but if she could she’d have a ginger rabbit called Ronnie (after Ronnie James Dio) and a cat (any colour you like, this is hypothetical) called Lemmy.
Sarah studied Psychology at the University of Reading. She missed her graduation ceremony because it clashed with seeing Black Sabbath. She went on to graduate with a masters degree in Health Psychology from Coventry University. Luckily this didn’t clash with anything and her Mum got a nice day out.
During the day Sarah does cancer research, squirting things at other things in a science type way. She started writing her first novel because a friend kept telling her to write a book and because another friend had inspired her to write a ‘things to do before you’re forty list’ and write a book made it on to this list. Sarah has written nine books and is working on her tenth and eleventh.
The idea of the Eviscerated Panda series was conceived after twenty-four years of experience of going to gigs and drinking in rock pubs and twenty-five years of listening to metal. It was hugely enjoyable to write and Sarah hopes to create heavymetalworld, much like Terry Pratchett created Discworld. The Cleo Howard diaries spun off out of the Eviscerated Panda series and gave Sarah the opportunity to regress.
Sarah finds writing about herself in the third person odd. It makes her worry she might get a big ego like that Kanye West fella. Sarah’s favourite font is blood cyrillic, even though it’s really hard to read.
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You can watch Sarah read The Very Metal Diary Of Cleo Howard on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClmfyi98vMxGE-JN45Yge1g
You can listen to Sarah read The Very Metal Diary Of Cleo Howard on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sarah-tipper-634312989