Biography

Sarah Rees BrennanSarah Rees Brennan was born and raised in Ireland by the sea, where her teachers valiantly tried to make her fluent in Irish (she wants you to know it’s not called Gaelic) but she chose to read books under her desk in class instead. The books most often found under her desk were Jane Austen, Margaret Mahy, Anthony Trollope, Robin McKinley and Diana Wynne Jones, and she still loves them all today.

After college she lived briefly in New York and somehow survived in spite of her habit of hitching lifts in fire engines. She began working on The Demon’s Lexicon while doing a Creative Writing MA and library work in Surrey, England. Since then she has returned to Ireland to write and use as a home base for future adventures. Her Irish is still woeful, but she feels the books under the desk were worth it.

Sarah’s latest series is the Lynburn Legacy, beginning with UNSPOKEN, a romantic Gothic mystery with a sassy girl reporter. Buy Unspoken through Random House,  Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
She has two standalone books out. Tell the Wind and Fire, a retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities set in New York starring two boys with one soul between them and a girl with a dark secret hanging over her own soul, is out now and available to buy on Amazon here. The other, In Other Lands, stars the crankiest nerd ever to fall through a magic portal and can be bought here.