• Sarah Nelson writes lyrical picture books with heart and humor.  Her stories and poems explore a variety of themes, but she especially loves writing about nature, the little (oh, so real) dramas of childhood, and quirky, lesser-known moments in American history.  

    Sarah is represented by Marietta B. Zacker of Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.  Her first several fiction and nonfiction picture books are forthcoming from Owlkids Books, Barefoot Books, and Candlewick Press beginning in 2020.


  • Whether playful or soulful, poetry or prose, Sarah strives for humor, a sense of wonder, and that musical read-aloud-ability that makes a great picture book sing.