Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved stories. She especially loved stories that happened a long time ago, in a land far, far away. At first, others had to tell her the stories, but then, like magic, she learned to read them for herself out of books. And then, even more magical, she discovered that there were stories inside her that she could write down using her own words. When Sarah is not writing stories, she practices and teaches riding as a meditative art. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University and spent many years as a college professor before turning full-time to riding and writing. She has two grown daughters and lives with her husband, her dogs and her horses near Boulder, CO. She is currently working on books two and three of the She Who Rides Horses trilogy.