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

Sarah is active with the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington as a creative writing teacher. She was a fellow at the inaugural Quest Writers’ Conference in 2015 (Squamish, B.C.), and a scholar 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. 

Her first book will be published by Red Hen Press in 2018. She lives with her family in Edmonds, WA.

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