Sarah Lariviere’s debut novel The Bad Kid (Simon& Schuster) was an Edgar Award finalist. Her second novel, Time Travel for Love and Profit, (Knopf) was reviewed as “reminiscent of A Wrinkle in Time” (Kirkus Reviews) and ALA-nominated as one of the best audiobooks of 2021. Her forthcoming YA duology, RIOT ACT, is an alternate history inspired by the lust-fueled terror of growing up in central Illinois (Knopf, 2024). 

Sarah studied theater at Oberlin College and earned a master’s degree in social work from Hunter College in New York City, where she specialized in casework with children and families. Sarah lives in Los Angeles, where she is inspired by experimenting in her wild gardens, painting, and learning to play the electric guitar with her son.