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Sarah Beth Durst

Biography

Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the author of seven fantasy novels for teens. Her latest, CONJURED, came out in September 2013 from Bloomsbury/Walker. Prior to that, she released VESSEL, DRINK SLAY LOVE, ENCHANTED IVY, and ICE from Simon & Schuster, as well as INTO THE WILD and its sequel OUT OF THE WILD from Penguin. Her first book for adults, THE LOST, comes out in June 2014 from Harlequin/Mira, and her next book for teens, CHASING POWER, comes out in October 2014 from Bloomsbury. She was awarded the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times.

Sarah was born in Northboro, Massachusetts, a small town that later became the setting for her debut novel. At the age of ten, she decided she wanted to be a writer. (Before that, she wanted to be Wonder Woman, except with real flying ability instead of an invisible jet. She also would have accepted a career as a unicorn princess.) And she began writing fantasy stories. She attended Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her two children, and her ill-mannered cat.

Books by Sarah Beth Durst

by Sarah Beth Durst - Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

It was only meant to be a brief detour. But then Lauren finds herself trapped in a town called Lost on the edge of a desert, filled with things abandoned, broken and thrown away. And when she tries to escape, impassible dust storms and something unexplainable lead her back to Lost again and again. The residents she meets there tell her she's going to have to figure out just what she's missing --- and what she's running from --- before she can leave.