Sarah Deming is the author of the YA novel "Iris, Messenger" (Harcourt, 2007) and the ghostwriter of two adult romances. Her essays on food, art, and life have appeared in the Threepenny Review, the forthcoming 2012 Pushcart Prize Anthology, WNYC's Women Box website, and on her blog The Spiral Staircase. She is currently co-writing a memoir about transplant surgery with her mother and kidney recipient, Ruth Deming. Sarah teaches yoga privately and at the New York Heath and Racquet Club. She was the 2001 New York City Golden Gloves and Empire State Games featherweight champion.