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June 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Creative Writing Alum Publishes Novel ‘Bite Somebody’

Bite Somebody, a novel by Ohio University alum Sara Dobie Bauer, was published with World Weaver Press this month. The novel has been met with praise, with several reviewers noting the novel’s witty and humorous characters.

Sara Dobie Bauer peeking out from behind a post

Sara Dobie Bauer

Bite Somebody is the Pretty in Pink of vampire stories: fun, self-consciously retro, and not afraid to be goofy. Sara Dobie Bauer knows how to keep a reader smiling,” says Christopher Buehlman, author of Those Across the River.

The cover of Sara Dobie Bauer's novel, Bite Somebody

Sara Dobie Bauer’s novel, Bite Somebody, was released in June 2016.

Dobie Bauer is an ’04 graduate of Ohio University’s creative writing program.

“Sara Dobie Bauer takes us on a journey of self-discovery, friendship, and first love—with a dash of A-positive, surfer dude charm. Bith Somebody is a witty, rum-soaked take on the modern vampire story that you’ll want to sink your teeth into,” notes Tiffany Michelle Brown, author of Spin and Give it Back.

Dobie Bauer is also the author of several short stories, nonfiction essays, and flash fiction pieces, as well as the novella Wolf Among Sheep (Hot Ink Press) and an earlier novel, Life Without Harry. She has also received or been nominated for numerous awards, including a Pushcart Prize nomination for her short story “Don’t Ball the Boss” (Stoneslide Corrective) and multiple prizes in the Maricopa District Writing Competition.

The Toledo City Paper also wrote about the new book in a story “Take a bite out of this:
Local author debuts latest novel, Bite Somebody.

A Toledo native, Dobie Bauer earned a creative writing degree from Ohio University and currently resides in Northeast Ohio. The plot of Bite Somebody centers around newly-transformed vampire named Celia. Three months after being converting, Celia is not the sexy creature she desired herself to be. Rather, she is an awkward and lonely vampire. Her friend encourages her to just bite someone in order to solve her problems. Celia did not want to bite just anyone— it had to be someone special.

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