She spent over a decade as a criminal-defense attorney in federal courts, and a lot of her writing reflects that background.

While she now lives on an old boat in Galveston Bay, she still maintains a place in G.R. and believes nothing beats ice cream on the Grand Haven boardwalk.

She's won several literary awards.


The Unremarkable Circumstances of Inmate 17656-090 tells a pretty sad story: the hero suffered unspeakable childhood abuse and self-medicates with alcohol and by looking at pictures of abused kids, which help him make sense of what he faced.

He moves to Galveston Bay from Howard City, Michigan, to escape this past and meets two adventurers living on a sailboat in one of the marinas. With them, he creates the family he never had, but it all comes crashing down when the cops discover child pornography on one of the his old laptops.

Sage Webb, who still has a 49503 zip code, even though she's currently on a boat down south, debuts with The Unremarkable Circumstances of Inmate 17656-090, which takes a young man from an abused life in West Michigan to a single year of happiness on Galveston Bay.

"Sage asks us to put empathy and child pornography in the same breath. It's a long shot, but she pulls it off. In Inmate 17656-090, Blair, and Grayson, we find fallen human nature, love, heartbreak, and almost-second-chances. You may cry, you may question, but you probably won't leave the book thinking it was unremarkable."

---Read Local