|About the Book|
Sarah Tipper was born in Oxford in 1974 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 didnt bother her, she felt safe from the Bros dross culture other teenagers at the time were so keen on. Sarahs religion is heavy metal. Her favourite biscuit is the chocolate shortcake ring. The best gigs shes ever been to were Suicidal Tendencies, Manowar, Dedlok and Bolt-Thrower. She cant cope with the responsibility of having a pet but if she could shed have a ginger rabbit called Ronnie (after Ronnie James Dio).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 in Health Psychology from Coventry University. Luckily this didnt 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 youre forty list and write a book made it on to this list.Eviscerated Panda - A Metal Tale was written after twenty-four years of experience of going to gigs and drinking in rock pubs and twenty-five years experience of listening to metal. It was hugely enjoyable to write and Sarah hopes to create heavymetalworld, much like Terry Pratchett created Discworld. The sequel to Eviscerated Panda is half written. The author photo was taken by the lovely Bernie Galewski during a strange evening that involved giant pencils and a glittery skull.