Sarah Jean Horwitz is the author of the middle grade fantasy series Carmer and Grit—The Wingsnatchers (Algonquin Young Readers, 2017) and The Crooked Castle (Algonquin Young Readers, 2018)—as well as the standalone middle grade novel The Dark Lord Clementine (Algonquin Young Readers, 2019). The Wingsnatchers was a Spring 2017 Kids' Indie Next List pick and a Junior Library Guild Selection. The Dark Lord Clementine was an Best Book of the Month and received favorable reviews from the New York Times Book Review, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and more. Sarah Jean’s most recent fantasy for young readers is The Demon Sword Asperides (Algonquin Young Readers, 2023), which received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. Sarah Jean has a B.A. in Visual & Media Arts with a concentration in writing for film and TV from Emerson College. She currently works in academic administration and lives with her spouse near Boston, MA.