This is me, Sarah Broadley. Lover of chocolate and never ending cups of milky tea.
I live in Scotland with my family and two cats who bring me dead things when I write in the wee small hours. The cats that is, not my family. I write picture books and novels for 8-12 year olds. I am represented by Alice Sutherland-Hawes from The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV and Film Agency.
I also chair book launches and events at various festivals and review books for on-line reading resource My Book Corner. I was selected to read out one of my stories at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2016 and also at The Hook, an event held at the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) conference in 2018 where I met and subsequently signed with Alice.
In the past I have held many volunteer roles – a fund raiser for St Columba’s Hospice, a paired reader at my local primary school, a child protection officer at my local community football club and as co-chair of the SCBWI Scotland network. When I’m not writing, I co-ordinate a local book group and interview authors and illustrators for the SCBWI on-line magazine Words & Pictures Writers’ Minds feature.
After many years working in finance, I now work for the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, the charity that raises funds for the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People (RHCYP) in Edinburgh.
I am currently editing my novel for 8-12 year olds ‘The Boy Made of Stars’. Think Matthew from The Goldfish Boy (Lisa Thompson) meets Auggie from Wonder (RJ Palacio) with a splash of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright (Christopher Edge) thrown in for good measure.