Hello, I’m Sarah!
I’m a children’s author, currently writing a fantasy adventure trilogy called The Huntress, aimed at readers aged 8 – 12. I grew up in the UK, on the Sussex coast, and I started writing when I was around five years old. For a long time I had no idea that real-life authors wrote books as a job, so I’ve found myself working in many different jobs: I’ve been a jewellery shop manager, a waitress, a care assistant, a bookseller, a nurse, a barista, an insurance claims technician and a midwife. But in my spare time, I never stopped writing.
In 2013 I decided the time had come to take my writing more seriously. The decision to attend Bath Spa University for the MA in Creative Writing for Young People was the best of my life. Through this course, I made some amazing writer friends, worked with some incredible tutors and met the agent who now represents my work, Jodie Hodges at United Agents. I also continued working on a new idea for a story, called The Huntress…
Life has been a rollercoaster since finishing my masters in 2014. My first novel for children, The Huntress: Sea, has been published by Egmont in the UK, and will also be published by Rizzoli in Italy and Carlsen Verlag in Germany.