Sarah L. Thomson

Thomson - headshotSarah L. Thomson has published more than 25 books for young readers. A versatile writer, she has created fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, fantasy and realism, for age levels from kindergarten through high school. Her books include an adventure about two friends who rescue a dragon’s egg, a picture book biography of Abraham Lincoln, and a novel about a real-life vampire, along with poetry for picture-book readers and nonfiction I Can Read titles about tigers, whales, sharks, gorillas, snakes, and nutrition. Her middle grade novel DRAGON’S EGG was the winner of the Maine Lupine Award, and her YA novel MERCY was selected as one of Barnes and Noble’s top ten YA books of 2011. Her picture book CUB’S WORLD (Harcourt, 2013) was called “pleasingly realistic yet reassuringly sweet” by The New York Times. Before writing fulltime, Sarah worked for nine years as a children’s book editor for HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. She now lives in Portland, Maine, with her daughter and her two cats. Her daughter helps with inspiration, and her cats help by lying on the piece of paper she needs most. (blog)