About Me

Welcome, and hello!

My name is Lorelei Savaryn. I am a writer, and my stories usually focus on the atmospheric and creepy, but always with a pulse of hope. I am represented by Chloe Seager at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency in London.

My debut novel is middle grade contemporary fantasy THE CIRCUS OF STOLEN DREAMS, which I pitched as THE LAND OF YESTERDAY x CIRCUS MIRANDUS. Twelve-year-old Andrea must rescue her brother from the nightmarish Sandman, who has trapped him in a circus built out of children’s dreams—and nightmares.

I was a 2018 Pitch Wars mentee under the wonderful mentorship of Juliana L. Brandt and Lacee Little. To learn more about Pitch Wars, click here. And here’s a link to our Pitch Wars team interview, and to my success story interview. Finally, here’s another link to my post-Pitch Wars reflection on Juliana’s blog!


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These are my people.


My husband and I reside in northern Illinois with our growing family. We enjoy game nights, going on walks, family movie nights, and pretty much anything where we can spend time together.

I have a M.A. in Education and used to be a classroom teacher. My last few years in education were spent as an instructional coach, where I had the priviledge to support teachers’ professional learning on an individual and staff-wide level.

I’m an INFJ and have a not-so-secret past in improvisational comedy, which means I’m pretty good on my feet in awkward situations!

Besides writing, I enjoy playing piano, reading, doing escape rooms, puzzles, ice cream, chocolate, singing, and finding new funny or suspenseful shows to watch with my husband after the kids have gone to bed.