Sarah Beth Durst is a writer of children's and young adult fantasy novels. Her debut novel, Into the Wild (Penguin Young Readers, 2007), was a finalist for the 2007 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Its sequel, Out of the Wild, came out in June 2008. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, NY with her husband, her daughter, and her ill-mannered cat. She also has a miniature pet griffin named Alfred. Okay, okay, that's not quite true. His name is really Montgomery. You can visit Sarah online at