Sarah Alderson

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Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah Alderson quit her job in the nonprofit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and princess-obsessed daughter. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali, where Sarah now spends her days writing by the pool and trying to machete open coconuts without severing a limb. She is the author of The Sound; Hunting Lila and its sequel, Losing Lila; and the paranormal trilogy Fated, Severed, and Shadowed.

Photograph © Heather Bonker

Books by this Author

Conspiracy Girl
Out of Control
The Lila Collection
Lila Shortcuts
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The Sound by Sarah Alderson

A British nanny looking for a low-key summer finds buried secrets, murderous attention, and unexpected romance when she visits the Nantucket Sound.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The universe gives you all the ideas you need exactly when you need them

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I do like Katniss from the Hunger Games. She rocks.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Everyone in the Guardian always says 'my children' and I always think, 'That's original.' But now I'm being asked I'm going to say my daughter. She's amazing. And she's so polite. I'm not sure how that happened but I will take all the credit.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My impatience. My husband even mentioned it in his wedding vows.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Dancing

Author Voices

May 14, 2012

Download a copy of my short story CATCHING SUKI. It’s FREE for a limited time AND you’ll be helping support an amazing charity that supports girl changemakers across the globe!

Here’s the blurb…

The Unit are closing in and Demos needs one of his team to go deep cover.

Enter Suki.

Fashion obsessed, boy-crazy and more than a little kooky, Suki is a mind reader with a special talent for buying shoes and for listening in on private conversations.

Tasked with infiltrating the enemy (namely Jack and Alex) Suki rises to the challenge, leaving a trail of chaos, destruction (and a large room service... see more

January 30, 2012

Today was an interesting day for me as a writer.

Last week I started writing two new books – simultaneously. I’m not sure what it is about me and upping the ante. With my penultimate book I challenged myself to write it in 30 days – just because. This time I’ve set myself 56 days to complete two books. Again – I’m not sure of the reason why. I just like having goals I suppose.

This means roughly writing 4000 words a day – about 2000 words on each manuscript. And I’m finding the exercise actually quite interesting. Those moments where I find myself losing attention or coming to a standstill... see more


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