Sarah Haywood was born in Birmingham. She studied Law at Kent University and Chester College of Law, then worked as a trainee solicitor in London.

After qualification, she moved to Liverpool, working first as a solicitor, then as an advice worker with Citizens Advice. She subsequently joined the Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman, where she investigated complaints about lawyers. 

Sarah completed an Open University Creative Writing Course, followed by an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She lives in Liverpool with her husband and two sons.

Sarah is currently working on her second novel.

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Perfect Saturday morning - @AlexClark3 talking books with @sallyrooney, @SwearyLady (Lisa McInerney) & Anthony Joseph for L’pool Lit Fest. Normal People & Conversations With Friends are my favourite books of the last 2 yrs & I loved The Glorious Heresies too so in writer heaven