Born and raised in Virginia, Sydney Scrogham has always loved horses and books. She grew up in the Shenandoah Valley and printed her first chapter book at home when she was 11 (and illustrated it herself). Sydney has since kept much of her original childhood writings and often draws inspiration from them.
Sydney has been a horse owner for 14 years and moved to Indiana to be with the love of her life whom she met on Twitter! Joseph, her husband, is proof that happily ever after really does exist. Living near Indianapolis, IN gave Sydney the geographical knowledge she needed to conclude the epic Guardians of Agalrae series that was originally based from the Blue Ridge Mountains in her Virginia home. As a PATH Intl. CTRI horseback riding instructor, she also enjoyed giving back to the community by teaching horseback riding lessons to individuals with special needs.
Sydney now lives in northern Alabama where she writes under the watchful ownership of a miniature dachshund. By day, she manages a barn for a local dressage trainer where she also keeps her favorite Paint horse mare named Hera. By night, she enjoys trying new recipes with Joseph while picking his brain for setting details of her new stories.