Sarah J. Maas

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Name: Sarah Janet Maas
Also Known As: S.J.Maas (on FictionPress)
Occupation: Author
Medium: Literature
Works: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Throne of Glass
Official Website(s): Official website, World of Sarah J. Maas, LiveJournal, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, FictionPress
Fan Website(s):
On Fanlore: Related pages

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the best-selling Throne of Glass series and the A Court of Thorns and Roses series; both of which has gained signficiant fan-followings on Tumblr and by young adult literature communities.

During her youth, Maas wrote Sailor Moon fanfiction[1] and at age sixteen began writing the first draft of Throne of Glass.[2]

She uploaded the first chapters to FictionPress, a sister site to the famous, and it later became one of the most popular stories on the site with a small fanbase of its own. She continuously expanded on the story throughout the next years until she removed the story in December 2008 with plans to get the story published.[3]

Relationship with fandom

Sarah J. Maas is generally supportive of fan activities and has spoken of her appreciation for fanart within her monthly e-newsletter. Special editions of Sarah's book are also known to include fanart, such as the Target edition of A Court of Wings and Ruin which included work from Charlie Bowater and merwild.

Sarah is also supportive of fanfiction for her series. When asked by a fan if she would approve of the creation of fanfic archive for Throne of Glass on, her exact response was:

OMFG. Of course I’m okay with that! How WONDERFUL! As someone who obsessively wrote/read FF when I was younger, it is so, so surreal to even be ASKED this question! Eee! :) Thank you SO much for being so supportive of TOG! You are AWESOME. <3 [4]


  1. tumblr@sjmaas: "Didn't you used to write Sailor Moon fanfiction?", Archived version
  2. Sarah J. Maas' official website bio, Archived version
  3. Let the Words Flow blog post: "Hey Everyone!", Archived version
  4. tumblr@sjmaas: ask response to fanfiction archive,