Sarah-Jane spent her early years with words – reading library books by torchlight, writing newspapers for neighbours – and language soon became her passion. She studied Spanish at university, working backstage in West End theatres to fund trips to Spain, and later trained as a teacher.
After taking students on an expedition to Peru, Sarah-Jane fell in love with South America. She became a volunteer interpreter for Raleigh International in Patagonia where she lived on the land and worked alongside the local Mapuche community, before travelling independently around Argentina. Still not ready to say goodbye to Latin life, she got a job as a Tour Leader and spent two years taking groups over the continent’s southern cone.
South American travel re-ignited her desire to write and her ‘travel-blog’ attracted a wide readership. Once home in Suffolk, she turned her attention to short stories, having work published in Mslexia and online, before starting a novel. In 2009 Sarah-Jane entered the Escalator Literature competition (for writers in the East of England) and won a place on the scheme. Since then, she has completed her first novel which is set in Argentine Patagonia, and has established a tuition business specialising in English and Spanish.
Aside from words and writing, Sarah-Jane loves cycling (the pedalling releases ideas), beach walks, city breaks, cooking, making pictures out of buttons, and singing. She thinks tea tastes best from a white cup and she can’t watch anyone eat a lolly from a wooden stick.← Previous Next →