Sarah Micklem is the author of two novels in a projected trilogy, Firethorn (Scribner, 2004; Spectra, 2009) and Wildfire (Scribner, 2009). A finalist for the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award for Best First Novel of 2004, Firethorn was also included in Best of 2004 lists from both Amazon and Borders, as well as the Locus Recommended Reading List. Micklem's short fiction has appeared in TriQuarterly, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Sex in the System (ed. Cecilia Tan); her story " 'Eft' or 'Epic' " was reprinted in The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet (eds. Link and Grant). Her writing website is

Micklem worked for many years as an art director of children's magazines. She is currently managing the design of a book series for Girl Scouts of the USA. She loves drawing type; if you are curious about her portfolio, check out (which needs updating). She lives in New York City with her husband, poet and playwright Cornelius Eady.