Sara Ryan (born 1971) is an American writer and librarian living in Oregon.
Ryan was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she graduated from Pioneer High School in 1989. Her first novel, Empress of the World, was published in 2001 and is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. A sequel, The Rules for Hearts, was published in 2007 and won the 2008 Oregon Book Award for Young Adult Literature. She also writes graphic novels and is a member of the Periscope Studio. Together with Carla Speed McNeil, she released Bad Houses in 2013 from Dark Horse Comics.
- Empress of the World (2001)
- The Rules for Hearts (2007)
Graphic novels and sequential art
- Me and Edith Head (art: Steve Lieber) in Cicada v.4 no. 1 (Carus Publishing), 2002
- Nominated for a 2002 Eisner Award for Best Short Story
- reprinted as a standalone, self-published volume, 2002
- "Family Story" (art: Steve Lieber and Jeff Parker) in Hellboy: Weird Tales #3, 2003
- Collected in Hellboy: Weird Tales 1 (ISBN 1-56971-622-6, Dark Horse), 2003
- Flytrap (series)
- Click (art: Dylan Meconis), 2007
- Einbahnstrasse Waltz (art: Cat Ellis), 2007
- Bad Houses (art: Carla Speed McNeil), 2013
- "Oregon Book Awards – Past Finalists". Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "About". Carla Speed McNeil. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
- Ryan, Sara, "FAQ", Empress of the World, retrieved 2007-10-30
- "Spotlight on Sara Ryan", ALA: Young Adult Library Services Association, retrieved 2007-10-30
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