★ Wattpad Featured Author ★ Wattys Shortlisted ★ Bird and Nature Lover ★ Artist ★

My main series follows a sassy, bisexual female assassin reaping vigilante justice in a ruthless criminal underworld - one dead murderer at a time. My stories are full of action-packed fights, daring escapes, thrilling intrigue, and a healthy dose of sarcastic humor, all in a unique fantasy world that is equal parts vibrant and sinister.


★ The Rose Killer ★ Book 1 ★
A Wattpad featured pick!
Shortlisted for Wattys 2018!
Started May 2018
Completed August 2018
Highest rank: #1 Thriller, #90 Action

★ The Crimson Wolf ★ Book 2 ★
Started August 2018
Ongoing. Two new chapters per week!


Aside from creative writing, I have a PhD in environmental science, and I researched bird ecology for 9 years. As such, I greatly value ecological accuracy in worldbuilding, and I have a side project of shoving as many subtle and not-so-subtle bird references into my stories as possible.

I also work as a freelance digital illustrator. I illustrate all my own book covers and maps, as well as lots of other nature projects. Some selections of my work are published in my Bennu Birdy Art Book here on Wattpad, and my full portfolio is at https://www.bennubirdy.com/.

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  • California, United States
  • JoinedApril 26, 2018

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The Rose Killer just reached 60k reads and 6k votes! To all my wonderful readers, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't tell you how terrified I was to share my first story on Wattpad. And l...
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Stories by Sarah MacLean
The Rose Killer | ✓ by Sarah_MacLean
The Rose Killer | ✓
☆FEATURED PICK & WATTYS SHORTLISTED☆ An assassin with a heart of gold must purge the city of its shadows. ...
ranking #1 in vigilante See all rankings
The Crimson Wolf (The Rose Killer #2) by Sarah_MacLean
The Crimson Wolf (The Rose Killer...
Even assassins must fear a wolf in sheep's clothing. When a traitor slaughters several fellow members of Also...
ranking #15 in vigilante See all rankings
Bennu Birdy Art Book by Sarah_MacLean
Bennu Birdy Art Book
A small collection of my original covers and other illustrations, mostly of the bird and nature variety, with...
ranking #694 in nature See all rankings
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