E. Rose Sabin lives with her two dogs, Kira and Juliet, in Pinellas County, Florida, where for many years she taught Spanish, first in middle school and later on the junior college level. She now devotes her time to writing fantasy and science fiction, has had many short stories published, and has won several awards, including, in 1992, Andre Norton’s Gryphon Award for the unpublished manuscript of A School for Sorcery, a novel inspired by her teaching career.
As a direct result of the Gryphon award, A School for Sorcery was selected by Tor to be published in its then new Starscape line of Young Adult fantasy and science fiction novels. It appeared in hard cover under the Tor imprint in 2002 and in paperback in the Starscape line in 2003 and was included in the New York Public Library System's 2003 List of Best Books for the Teen Age. That book was followed by a prequel, A Perilous Power and by a sequel, When the Beast Ravens, both in 2004, both published by Tor in hard cover and in paperback as Starscape books. The fourth book in the series, Bryte's Ascent, is published in ebook formats by BookBrewer.com. Other books in that series are in the planning stage.
Her most recent books are the first two volumes of an adult science fiction trilogy, Shadow of a Demon and The Gift of the Trinde Tree. The third book, Touch of Death, is due out in January. And, just out, the adult fantasy novel Seduction of the Scepter is a stand-alone novel published by WiDo Publishing.
Sabin's books and stories draw material from dreams, myths, and current events, vary widely in theme and type of content, and while some are aimed toward young people, others are designed for adult readers. She enjoys hearing from those readers and welcomes their comments about her work.