Sarah Vance-Tompkins was born in a small town in northern Michigan. She received an MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California and worked in Hollywood in feature film development. Prior to film school, she worked as on-air talent, and produced radio and television commercials. Her debut YA novella, Kisses On A Paper Airplane was published in May 2016 with Inkspell Publishing. She and her husband, The Handsomest Man Alive™, live in Southern California with their beloved cats.