Sabine Ebert was born in Aschersleben, grew up in Berlin and studied Latin American studies and linguistics in Rostock. In Freiberg, her adopted home for many years, she worked as a journalist, wrote several non-fiction books and founded the city's first independent newspaper in a long time in 1990. Passionate about Saxon and German history, she began writing historical novels, all of which have become bestsellers and have sold over 4.5 million copies to date. Her novels have been translated into several languages, her debut Das Geheimnis der Hebamme (The Midwife's Secret) was filmed by ARD and premiered in a theatre version by Landesbühnen Sachsen.
She moved to Leipzig to work on her novels about the Battle of the Nations and the subsequent events, 1813 - Kriegsfeuer and 1815 - Blutfrieden.
In the meantime, she lives in Dresden, where she wrote the series Schwert und Krone (Sword and Crown) about Friedrich Barbarossa and the power struggles between the ruling houses of that era and the novel about the Restoration period, Die zerbrochene Feder (The Broken Feather).