Sara Shepard at the Brooklyn Book Festival (2010)
|Genre||Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller|
|Notable works||Pretty Little Liars|
Shepard's father, Bob, was American, and her mother, Mindy, was born in Toronto. Shepard grew up with a sister named Ali. She graduated from Downingtown High School in Downingtown, Pennsylvania in 1995. She attended New York University, where she graduated with a B.S. degree in 1999 and an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College in 2004. From 2000 to 2005, Shepard worked at Time, Inc. Custom Publishing and produced lifestyle magazines for corporate clients. She started ghostwriting as a freelancer in 2002 and writing her own books in 2005.
Shepard currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.
Shepard's Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game book series have been turned into a television series by ABC Family. The Pretty Little Liars series of novels is "loosely based on her experiences growing up on Philadelphia's Main Line."
Note: Downingtown, where Ms. Shepard grew up, is not part of Philadelphia's Main Line. Downingtown in no way reflects the Main Line style or rich history.
Pretty Little Liars is in the run of season six and on June 10, 2014 was renewed for its sixth and seventh seasons. It also had a short-lived spin-off starring Pretty Little Liars' cast member Tyler Blackburn as Caleb Rivers, entitled Ravenswood. Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Lucy Hale star as the main characters: Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields and Aria Montgomery. Shepard had a cameo on Pretty Little Liars in episode 7 of season 1 and episode 24 of season 5.
Pretty Little Liars (Companion books)
The Lying Game (Companion books)
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