Sarah Floyd was born in Carmel Highlands, California, on the edge of Big Sur where she and her friends explored, built forts, and acted out adventure stories in the woods. She loved to read, especially her older brother and sister’s comic books, and she wrote her first picture book when she was six. Her family moved to San Francisco, and then to Kuala Lumpur—Sarah went to five different elementary schools, made new friends, and introduced them to her best books.
She never forgot the coastal woods and mountains of her first home. When she was a junior in college she enrolled in a summer program with the National Outdoor Leadership School where she learned to navigate without a compass, climb rock cliffs, and create shelter and tools to survive in the wilderness. Sarah loves the rugged beauty of the woods, but she is equally enamored with fine art, theater and ballet—all elements that find their way into her picture books and middle grade novels.
Sarah enjoys helping kids become strong, happy readers and has worked for many years as a reading coach for first graders. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Florida with her husband, thirteen-year-old son and seventy pound lap dog.