Sarah Cannon was born in Seattle and raised in Seattle’s north-end neighborhoods. Her writing appears in the New York Times,, Chicken Soup for the Soul,, and Bitch Magazine, among others.

Sarah has been active as a community education writing instructor at places in the Seattle area like Verdant Health and Edmonds Community College. She was a scholarship recipient at the inaugural Quest Writers’ Conference in 2015 (Squamish, B.C.), as well as at BinderConLA in 2017. Sarah holds an MFA from Goddard College, where she received the Spirit of Goddard award and for whom she later helped launch the Lighthouse Writers' Conference and Retreat in Port Townsend, WA.

Sarah lives with her family in Edmonds, WA, near Seattle, where she works as a technical editor and (when there’s time) a book coach.

*Sarah recently changed her name "back" to Sarah Cannon. Bylines before summer 2017 are Sarah Kishpaugh.