Sarah Glidden was born in Boston into a Jewish family. She started self-publishing her comics, and they appeared in several anthologies and won her an Ignatz Award as well as the Maisie Kukoc Award. Being of Jewish descent, she was offered the opportunity to visit Israel through the Birthright Organization. She made a comic book about this experience, which was published by DC Vertigo Comics as 'How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less' in 2010. Sarah Glidden lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.