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Sarah Alderson

Having spent most of her life in SE London, apart from uni in Bristol and a year in Italy, Sarah Alderson quit her job in the not for profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round-the-world trip with her husband and daughter, on a mission to find a new place to call home. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali, where Sarah now spends her days writing by the pool. Hunting Lila is her first novel and she is currently working on the sequel. A new book, Fated, publishes in January.
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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.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Sushi

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. I'm going to say Demos from Hunting Lila. I actually have a bit of a crush on him. Wrong I know.

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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Probably my husband. He has such warmth and determination and his belief in outrageous potential is why we're living the life we are. Also he married me and is still married to me. That takes quite a lot of staying power.

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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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