Sarah Pinter was born in Akron, Ohio. She wrote her first story in kindergarten, self-published two middle-grade novels before her fifteenth birthday, and published poetry in small regional and national magazines in high school and college.

She lived in Washington, DC for three years, where she worked as a technical writer for an electric power consulting firm. She returned to Ohio in her mid-twenties to sell industrial supplies and refocus on her fiction writing. Her debut young adult novel, a fantasy-romance entitled Asher Doomsayer, is forthcoming.

She lives in a suburb of Cleveland with her husband, Matt Daye.