Sarah Maas (born 5 March 1986) is an American fantasy author, best known for her debut series Throne of Glass, first published in 2012 by Bloomsbury and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, first published in 2015 also by Bloomsbury. Her newest work is the Crescent City series.
Sarah J. Maas was born on March 5, 1986 in New York City, New York.
In 2008, Sarah Maas graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College in Clinton, Oneida County, New York, where she majored in creative writing and minored in religious studies.
Maas is married and lives in Pennsylvania. Her son, Taran, was born in June 2018.
Maas began writing what would become her debut novel, Throne of Glass, when she was sixteen years old. After writing several chapters of the novel (then titled Queen of Glass), she posted them on FictionPress.com, where it was one of the most popular stories on the site. It was later removed from the site when she decided to try to publish the novel. The story line of the series is based on Cinderella, with the premise of “What if Cinderella was not a servant, but an assassin? And what if she didn’t attend the ball to meet the prince, but to kill him, instead?”
In 2008, Maas started sending the story to agents before signing with Tamar Rydzinski of The Laura Dial Literary Agency in 2009. Throne of Glass was purchased in March 2010 by Bloomsbury, who later purchased two additional books in the series. The series is available in 15 countries and 35 languages. Several prequel novellas set two years before the first novel have also been published. Maas is set to write seven books in the series. The second book of the series, Crown of Midnight, was named a New York Times young adult best-seller. In September 2015 it was announced that the Mark Gordon Company had acquired television rights for Throne of Glass. The final book in the series, Kingdom of Ash, was released on October 23, 2018.
A Court of Thorns and Roses, Maas’ second series, is a loose retelling of the traditional Beauty and the Beast. The first book of the trilogy was written in 2009 but wasn’t published until 2015. The series is on its way to becoming a movie.
On May 16, 2018, Maas announced her third series overall and first adult fantasy series, Crescent City, the first book of which is titled House of Earth and Blood and was released by Bloomsbury on March 3, 2020.