Sarah Bryant was born in Brunswick, Maine, USA in 1973. After a childhood spent in Maine and Massachusetts, she attended Brown University in Rhode Island, USA. In 1996 she moved to Scotland to do an MLitt in creative writing at the University of St. Andrews, and ended up marrying a Scot and settling in the UK. After fifteen years in southern Scotland, Sarah and family have recently moved to the wilds of Washington state, USA, to the horse farm she's always dreamed of.