Sacha Howells grew up in Canada, Libya, and Bakersfield, California. His work has been published in Gauntlet Magazine, The Menda City Review, and The Coachella Review. He was named a 2012 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, a 2013 Ragdale Foundation Fellow, and a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences..

He is at work on his first novel, about once-and-future hair-metal superstars Juggernott, and lives with his wife and daughter behind the Sunset Strip Guitar Center.