Before writing books, Sarah Painter worked as a freelance magazine journalist, blogger and editor, combining this ‘career’ with amateur child-wrangling (AKA motherhood).

Sarah’s debut, The Language of Spells, became a Kindle bestseller and the follow-up, The Secrets of Ghosts, is available now.

She also podcasts about writing (and interviews other authors and creative-types) at www.worriedwriter.com

Sarah is represented by Agent Fabulous (AKA Sallyanne Sweeney at Mulcahy Associates.

Zelda aged 10 weeks
Zelda aged 10 weeks


Sarah lives in rural Scotland with her children, husband, and a grey tabby called Zelda Kitzgerald.

She drinks too much tea, loves the work of Joss Whedon, and is the proud owner of a writing shed.

4 thoughts on “About

  • 29th May 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Sarah

    Odd question, but did you ever work at Madame Tussauds?

    Thanks šŸ™‚

    • 30th May 2012 at 6:25 am

      ‘Fraid not! Actually, I’m very glad not… That place freaks me right out. Thanks for visiting!

  • 23rd May 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Am reading “Stop Worrying, Start Writing”. Thank you for writing the book. It is simple to read, straight-forward and very effective.


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