Writer of YA Books and Things.

Sara Saedi was born in Tehran, Iran smack-dab in the middle of a war and an Islamic Revolution. She immigrated to the Bay Area with her family in 1982, where they remained undocumented for TWENTY LONG ASS years. Once a creative executive for ABC Daytime, Sara now writes novels for teens and TV for everyone. Credits include the ABC Daytime web series What If(she won an Emmy), the FOX sitcom The Goodwin Games,  the hit CW drama iZombie, the ABC drama Grand Hotel, and the upcoming Katy Keene (AKA the Riverdale spin-off) on the CW.

These days, Sara is excited to develop her YA memoir, Americanized: Rebel Without A Green Card for TV. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two sons.

History of A Writer: Sara Saedi Edition.

  • 1984: Writes first tragic romance. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl when he kills her cat in an unfortunate hunting accident, boy buys new cat and gets girl back.
  • 1991: Writes book about her best friend taking their entire 6th grade class hostage. Strangely enough, her parents aren’t brought in for a parent/teacher conference.
  • 1996: Takes acting classes at the Young A.C.T. in San Francisco. Realizes she should stick to writing.
  • 2005: Moves to Los Angeles to be a creative executive on General Hospital. Gives notes to writers when all she really wants to do is be one.
  • 2012: Gets first staff writing job on FOX’s The Goodwin Games. She gets to work with the team behind How I Met Your Mother.
  • 2015: Starts writing for the CW’s iZombie, created by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, the same people who brought you Veronica Mars.
  • 2016: Debut novel, NEVER EVER, is released.
  • 2018: The year Sara’s memoir, AMERICANIZED gets published and THE LOST KIDS (the sequel to NEVER EVER).


Gone, but never forgotten. Mabel sat on my lap or was snuggled up in her bed next to me, while I wrote all my books. I miss her dearly and keep these pictures here as a tribute to her.  Mabel also starred in an Audi commercial and had her own instagram.