Sarah J. Maas (born 5 March 1986) is an American fantasy author. She is best known for her New York Times and USA Today bestselling series the Throne of Glass, first published in 2012 by Bloomsbury. A Court of Thorns and Roses, Maas' second series, is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast. She graduated in 2008 from Hamilton College in Clinton, Oneida County, where she majored in creative writing. Maas is married and lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her son, Taran, was born in June 2018.