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A Q+A with the author of Even Superheroes Have to Sleep

Photo courtesy of the author


Well past bedtime, Sara Crow’s three sons were running around her Phinney Ridge home in superhero capes. “Even superheroes have to sleep!” Sara called. In that moment, Sara was inspired to write a book to help would-be superheroes, princesses and pirates slow down at the end of the day. On the heels of her successful Kickstarter campaign, we chatted with Sara about the upcoming release of her book Even Superheroes Have to Sleep.


SC: How did this book come to be?

Crow: It was inspired by my little boys. They’re maniacs at night. You know how it is trying to get kids to sleep. Their imaginations are on fire in the evening. I thought this book would help them realize that everybody has to sleep. It’s been a cool process bringing it to life. The best part has been my ability as a Seattle mom to do this from my house — the community support has been incredible.


What is the power of stories?

Reading is so important in our house. With children, it’s chaos a lot of the time. When we get to sit down and read, we get to relax, snuggle and get lost in a character.


Do you have any bedtime tips for parents?

During the day I try to run my kids into the ground. That’s something my mom taught me. I try to get them out of the house at 9 am. We spend a lot of time outside exploring the city. Days where we are stuck inside, bedtime isn’t as easy because we’re all feeling a bit antsy.

For more on Sara and her book, check out evensuperheroeshavetosleep.com

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