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. Along the way she learned piano, Celtic harp, painting, printmaking, knitting, hand-spinning, and how to stay on a galloping horse, among other pursuits that would have been far more profitable in the nineteenth century. After 15 years in Scotland, Sarah has recently moved to her long-dreamed-of horse farm in Washington, USA, where she lives with her two children, two horses, two dogs, far too many cats and one neglected husband.