Serena W Sorrell lives in Osaka, Japan with her husband and two cats; Mucha the munchkin and Freyja the scottish fold. After emigrating from the USA in 2008 she toured Japan as an ESL teacher before finally deciding writing was what she liked best.

Her days are spent cat-praising (first and foremost), followed by lots of writing and reading. Unicorns, dragons, cats, and cake are a few of her favorite non-bookish things.

As for her tastes in literature, she loves her some dark fantasy, mythology, autobiography, science fiction, steampunk, adventure, and non-fiction. Okay, so just about anything is fair game.

Her writing style has been largely influenced by Peter S. Beagle, Diana Wynne Jones, Tanith Lee, Maggie Stiefvater, and Holly Black; as well as classic fairy tales.

She has degrees in studio art, English literature (a focus on world mythology), and Japanese language from the University of North Georgia and copyediting certification from the University of Chicago.
  • Takatsuki, Osaka
  • JoinedAugust 21, 2015


Story by Serena W. Sorrell
The Heartsmith by Serena-W-Sorrell
The Heartsmith
Pierre is a heartsmith on a mechanical planet using his own heart to repair others'. But how long can he brea...
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