Saint was born in central California on the night of the first fall of rain after a long season of drought. She spent a decade in the deep South, where she picked up a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and two years on the Atlantic coast, where she earned her Masters of Theological Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Currently, she lives on a crossroads near a bog in New England, where she works for an audiobook publisher.