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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For readers in the US: the eBook of The Cactus is discounted to $3.99 for Amazon Prime Day today! 🌵
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I’m a massive fan of Big Little Lies and love every single cast member, so seeing Reese Witherspoon recommend The Cactus here is incredibly surreal and wonderful 🌵
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My sons & I have just finished making this Stranger Things Lego set. Isn’t it fabulous? It’s like the doll’s house I always wanted as a little girl only better because it has an Upside Down and a Demogorgon (It came in 11 bags and Eleven was in the 11th)