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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Another great @McrLitFest event, this time with Simon Armitage & @Guy_Garvey. Wise words from SA: if you end up creating exactly what you set out to create then you’ve failed. Creating should be a process of discovery and the final work should feel slightly beyond your abilities

Loved hearing fellow Reese Witherspoon Book Club author Celeste Ng @pronounced_ing at the @McrLitFest. She had a great plotting analogy: a road trip where you make unexpected diversions/stopovers and check out early from places that weren’t as interesting as you thought they’d be

I’ve never identified with a fictional character as much as I identify with this one. ⁦@ReesesBookClub⁩ ⁦@SarahxHaywood⁩ #TheCactus #SweaterWeather