Sarah Ella Phant (formerly Trustman)
SarahElla Phant is a writer, artist, comic creator, mnemonist, memory expert, and co-creator (under former name, Sarah Trustman) of the highly acclaimed graphic book series on memory and learning, The Memory Arts. This series naturally transitioned into the world of magic with numerous best-selling adaptations teaching stacks, memdeck work, and memory performance. Most recently, SarahElla is releasing her "3 Fundamentals of Mnemonics" Series. This eBook series takes the reader through SarahElla's favorite memory routines, teaching valuable mnemonic (memory) techniques along the way. The first in the series "The Amazingest Memory Test" was released under her former penname, and is taught using SarahElla's vivid and memorable watercolor paintings. The second, "mNumbers: Easy as Pi" released under her new name, SarahElla Phant, and, like the first, uses vivid imagery to easily teach multiple fun ways to memorize numbers in any circumstance, while also naturally teaching the first 500 places of pi. SarahElla is also excitedly taking pre-orders for her highly-anticipated Night's Tour Phantom Chessboard, released through Mystic Tower Productions. This revolutionary board removes all the numbers from the Knight's Tour, making the tour so easy you could do it in your sleep. The first Phantom Chessboard Series is a limited release of individually handcrafted boards, designed specifically for the needs of the individual customer. Each board is completely unique and can only be solved by the owner! SarahElla also enjoys lecturing and teaching, performing feats of memory involving the first 500 digits of pi, multiple shuffled and memorized decks of cards, and long lists of randomly called out objects, among other things. SarahElla has spoken at such notable venues as TEDx MidAtlantic (the largest of the TEDx stages), Magi-Fest, TRICS, and Baltimore Comic-con. SarahElla’s varied background spans early-childhood education, music, and theater. She believes passionately in the role of effective memory in learning and advocates for improvements to how memory is effectively incorporated in school curricula. As current president of Raleigh Magic Club, she lives right outside of Raleigh, North Carolina with life-accomplice Dan Harlan, her children, three dogs, two cats, and a small hamster named Penelope.