Sara Ryan is the author of the graphic novel Bad Houses with art by Carla Speed McNeil, young adult novels The Rules for Hearts and Empress of the World, and various comics, short stories, and essays. They are on the faculty of the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

They have spoken and taught in numerous other venues:

  • High schools and universities
  • Public and school libraries
  • Conferences including the Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBTQ Voices Retreat, the American Library Association, Public Library Association, Sirens, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Master class instructor for Writing The Other
  • Guest instructor at The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark
  • Comic conventions including Comicon International and Wondercon

Sara grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now lives in Portland, Oregon.