Sarah J. Maas: biography
Sarah J. Maas is an American fantasy writer. She began to write in her youth and turned into one of the bestselling authors in the United States; her works are translated into many languages and published abroad.
Childhood and youth
Sarah Janet Maas was born in New York on March 5, 1986. The future writer spent her childhood in the Upper West Side neighborhood, Manahan, and frequented museums not far from her house, such as exhibitions on natural history and the Temple of Dendur. Sometimes, little Sarah attended the Metropolitan Opera House, where her parents often visited. Opera and ballet became her favorite art forms; they instilled the love of romanticism in the kid.
Maas went to Dalton High School and showed her storytelling talents: she could tell stories to her friends and create alternative versions of popular tales. They were written in draft notebooks and served as the basis for the author’s first books.
Further on, Sarah entered Hamilton College and studied creative writing and religion; as long as she graduated in 2008, she moved to California with her fiancé.
Sarah posted the sketches of her debuting novel on the web site for beginning authors; supporting comments and positive reviews encouraged the young talent to go on.
Maas regularly shared new chapters of the novel; they made the first book, Throne of Glass. The story became the most read work in the history of the web site, and the writer decided to publish it. In 2010, the woman signed a contract with Bloomsbury; August 7, 2012, brought the long-awaited publication.
The further books were united into series; the cycles The Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses created in 2002-2019 are immensely popular among literature lovers. The novels of the debuting series were translated into 23 foreign languages; the director Mark Gordon bought the rights for a screen adaptation of the first novel in 2015.
Simultaneously with her literary activities, the writer was involved in studies and also plot development for certain books – the remakes of well-known fairy tales. Thus, Maas expanded her collection of ideas with the alternatives of Rose and Thorn, Tam Lin, and East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
Sarah’s fantasy books for teenagers are based on Greek myths, the tale Beauty and the Beast, the trilogy A Court of Thorns and Roses, and legends about fairies. The elements of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea served as the fundament for the novel Nautilus; the writer’s friend, Susan Dennard, helped her write it.
The woman created not only literature but also thematic coloring books. In May 2018, she announced the third book series; Bloomsbury started publishing it in 2019. Besides, Maas revealed the secret that the series Crescent City would be her first fantasy for adults.
Sarah J. Maas is married. She met her future husband, Josh, at a college; the couple has never separated from that moment. The wedding ceremony took place in 2010, and the newlyweds moved to La Quinta, California.
2018 was full of significant events for Sarah: she gave birth to the son Taran and continued to publish books. The woman is a happy person and keeps in touch with her fans on her verified Instagram page.
2019 has brought the book The World of Throne of Glass.
Sarah J. Maas’s net worth is estimated at $5 million in 2019.
- 2012 – Throne of Glass
- 2012 – The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
- 2014 – Heir of Fire
- 2015 – A Court of Thorns and Roses
- 2016 – A Court of Mist and Fury
- 2017 – Tower of Dawn
- 2018 – Kingdom of Ash
- 2018 - Catwoman: Soulstealer