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 a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) where I co-chaired their Scottish network from 2015-2017, the Society of Authors (SOA), its affiliated Children’s Writers & Illustrators Group (CWIG). and the Authors Licencing & Collecting Society (ALCS).
I also chair book launches and events at various literary 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 pitching event held at the SCBWI conference in 2018.
My story for younger readers, ‘Clovus’, was long-listed for the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices 2022 Award.
When I’m not writing, I co-ordinate a local book group for St Columba’s Hospice Volunteers and I interview authors and illustrators for the SCBWI on-line magazine Words & Pictures quarterly Writers’ Minds feature. I am also on the board of trustees for Cymera – the UKs only Sci-fi, Horror & Fantasy Writing Festival and I am a representative for the festival at the Scottish Book Festivals Network monthly meetings.
After many years working in finance, I now write full-time.
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