C. Sablan Gault was born in Guam, the daughter of a navy chief. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and began her writing career in advertising. She studied journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter, feature writer, and columnist. She then served as press secretary to a Guam governor, to a legislator, and to Guam’s delegate to the US House of Representatives. She also worked as a writer and researcher for a Guam political status education commission. She and her husband, David, a Vietnam-era Seabee, live in Agana Heights, originally called Tutujan. They have three children and six grandchildren.