Sarah Jean Horwitz was raised in suburban New Jersey, where her love of storytelling grew from listening to her mother’s original “fractured fairy tales,” a childhood spent in community theater, and an only slightly worrying phase as a pathological liar. Thankfully, she’s over the last bit.
Sarah was a film production student at Emerson College when she took her first screenwriting class and realized that making up a movie’s story was a lot more fun than actually making it happen, and also that cameras are really heavy. More writing, including a semester in the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) online mentorship program, followed. She graduated with a B.A. in Visual & Media Arts and a concentration in writing for film and television in 2012.
Naturally, the first project she decided to write after graduating film school was a book. A few years, a handful of continental U.S. states, and many odd jobs later, that book became CARMER AND GRIT. She hopes more stories – in all forms – will follow.
Sarah is a member of the Boston Teen Author Festival organizing team, where she’s been tagging along for the bookish ride in various capacities since its inception. Her other passions include feminism, extensive thematic playlists, improvisational movement, and making people eat their vegetables. She currently works as an executive assistant and lives with her partner near Cambridge, MA.
Sarah's work is represented by Victoria Marini of the Irene Goodman Agency.