About Me

I’m a writer. I live on a boat.

Over the past few years, as well as home educating my kids, I’ve worked as a freelance copywriter, an exam invigilator and marker, and done some time as an assistant on a butcher’s counter. I’m currently an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, teaching creative writing. And I’m doing a part-time PhD, which has another five years to run. Soon, you’ll be able to keep up with that on the website.

The Summer of Secrets (Black Swan) came out in 2015 and I’m currently working on the second. In 2018, I was shortlisted for the Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition, with ‘a poignant entry about the difficulties of connection.’ I’m represented by Carrie Plitt at Felicity Bryan Associates.

Over on Instagram¬†and Twitter, I’m sarahontheboat.