Hello, I’m Sarah!
I’m the author of five novels for young people: The Huntress Trilogy and the Once We Were Witches duology. My sixth book is due for release on February 1st 2024, and it’s called Dreamstalkers: The Night Train. 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.
When I’m not writing, I can be found walking by the sea, visiting exhibitions, reading or travelling, often in the name of research. I have seen humpback whales from an oak boat in the northern seas of Iceland, journeyed by train beyond the arctic circle to the far north of Swedish Lapland, and ridden a slightly obstinate horse through a forest, under the northern lights, in temperatures of -32 degrees. Amidst all this I have learned that even horrifying bouts of sea-sickness make excellent research material.