Austin is the international sugar capital, with the largest number of sugar babies and sugar daddies in the world.  It also has one of the largest (and most  notorious) Greek systems in the country.  Sara attended the University of Texas as an undergraduate and was in the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.  From her personal experiences, as well as extensive research, she has crafted a narrative that examines what lies beneath the social phenomena driving these current hot cultural topics. 

Sara's new novel, “Sugar Baby," chronicles the online and real-life relationships of University of Texas freshmen Maddie and Jess, two roommates who make profiles on a Sugar Baby/Sugar Daddy website, one to help pay sorority dues and another just for fun.  “Sugar Baby" explores how college-age women in Texas are forced to navigate through the socially acceptable fraternity culture on one end, and a new world of meeting and dating older men online in a non-traditional manner. It juxtaposes the two and leads to the question of which is really better, if either?



Author of "Sugar Baby" (forthcoming)

Sara Bailey Nagorski is an Austin, Texas-based writer who balances a wicked sense of humor, cutting social commentary, and a propensity towards scandal with appropriate Southern niceties. Sara earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Columbia University and her Ph.D. in English at Texas Tech University.  She taught writing courses at both of those universities, as well as at Marymount Manhattan College.  Sara has served as a judge in screenplay competitions at the Austin and Nantucket Film Festivals, as well as in the writing contest at the Texas Book Festival.  She lives in Austin with her family, including her cats Lard and Thomas, and a fat yellow dog.

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Sara Bailey