Sally McGraw

Michael McGraw

Sally McGraw is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer, editor, and blogger. She is the creator the popular daily blog Already Pretty, a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a Huffington Post contributor, and the author of several books about style and body image. Sally is also a ghostwriter and editor who specializes in non-fiction books and book proposals. Her favorite word is “crepuscular.”


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Once and Future King by T.H. White

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty which is: Who cares?”—Tina Fey, Bossypants

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Neil Gaiman, Jennifer Egan, and Barbara Kingsolver

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

Writing is like solving a living, breathing, ever-changing puzzle, and I find the challenge exhilarating.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Read everything you can get your hands on, and write whenever you are inspired!