Sarah was born in the town of Huron, in South Dakota, raised on her parent's dairy farm and attended school at Artesian-Letcher Public Schools. She graduated in 2000 and went on to study Computer Graphic Design and Web Design at Dakota State University. Sarah graduated with a double major and minor in fine art in 2005.
In 2009 she participated for the first time in NaNoWriMo. Sarah was immediately hooked and has been writing stories ever since.