About Me

Sarah-Crossan-About-MeI grew up in Ireland and England then lived in New York for seven years. These days, I can be found in or around London.
I worked as an English teacher for many years, which I loved, but I have given that up to write full time. I work from home in a specially built garden studio where I am surrounded by piles of books and half finished mugs of jasmine green tea. Biscuits and silence help me to work.

I have dreams of one day owning a Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a resplendent orange tree. I would also really like the chance to write loads, loads more books.

Favourite writers:

Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, Judy Blume, Jeanette Winterson, Julia Donaldson, Kate Tempest, Seamus Heaney

Favourite illustrators:

Rebecca Cobb, Oliver Jeffers, Kevin Waldron, Anthony Browne, Yasmeen Ismail

Favourite film:

Dirty Dancing

Favourite TV shows: 

Breaking Bad, Fresh Meat, Borgen, Misfits, My Mad Fat Diary, Misfits 

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Favourite drink:

Green tea with jasmine

Favourite food:

Bread – really, really good bread with loads of salted butter

Favourite places:

New Zealand, Co. Donegal, Montauk (NY)


I am represented by Julia Churchill at A.M. Heath Literary Agents.