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.Β 

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.

Cactus Graphic

When I was writing The Cactus I never anticipated that an entire art department would dress up as my book for a Halloween fancy dress competition - and win! πŸŽƒπŸŒ΅

One of many benefits of being a member of @Soc_of_Authors is the excellent magazine. The latest Ask the Author is Hilary Mantel & I can’t stop thinking about her beautiful answer to the first question: all authors should read it (& join the SoA)

It makes me very happy to hear that @JaneCorryAuthor is enjoying my book (and that the UK @TwoRoadsBooks edition is in a library in Spain) πŸŒ΅πŸ“šπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ