Imagineers anthology profile
Course studied: MA Writing for Young People
Graduating year: 2019
Sarah has loved writing stories since primary school and was inspired by reading Roald Dahl stories in her local library.
After studying for a history degree, she went off to explore the world – finding exciting stories to tell whilst living in Spain and Japan, America and Australia.
Sarah taught primary school children for fifteen years and all the time she was writing and thinking up stories to tell and act out with them. She lives and writes in Great Malvern with her son, puppy and two cats and loves taking inspiring walks on the beautiful Malvern hills. Sea of Liars is her first historical novel in verse.
Sea of Liars was longlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2019.
About Sea of Liars
England 1835 – Nathaniel Lawson got caught.
His crime – arson.
His punishment – banishment to Botany Bay aboard a terrifying convict ship.
Along with him are five more children. None of them can be trusted.
At least one is an evil backstabber.
When disaster strikes, Nathaniel’s journey becomes a desperate race against time and unknown enemies to get to land.
Can Nathaniel defeat his own demons and help the children survive?
Or will he drown in a despicable sea of liars?