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.

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