July 20, 2025
Sarah Mendivel is a master’s level pediatric behavioral health interventionist. She has devoted her life’s work to advocating for children and teens with trauma backgrounds. Sarah has worked in various children’s hospitals, on inpatient psychiatric units, child life departments, and in academic trauma research at the University of Washington. She was the founder of the child life publication, Light Spinner Quarterly. Her work was also published in The Best Life Stories: 150 Real-life Tales of Resilience, Joy, and Hope-all 150 Words Or Less! She enjoys hiking, and motivational speaking, and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest. Sam’s Theory is her debut novel.
Sarah is now scheduling talks at book clubs, treatment centers, and schools. Have a request for her to visit in person or via Skype? Email