Sarah Lilius grew up in the Midwest in a place called the Quad-Cities. This area is known for being right on the Mississippi River where it divides Illinois and Iowa and the river flows east to west.
She graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where she studied English-writing and Women’s Studies. She then studied towards an MFA in poetry at George Mason University for one year.
Sarah now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two boys.