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Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and princess-obsessed 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 and trying to machete open coconuts without severing a limb.

She finished her first novel, Hunting Lila (winner of the Kingston Book Award), just before they left the UK, wrote the sequel on the beach in India and had signed a two book deal with Simon & Schuster by the time they had reached Bali.

A third book, Fated, about a teenage demon slayer, was published in January 2012.

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Five years into my career as an author and I’m finally at the stage where I write full time and I need only submit an opening chapter and synopsis to my publishers in order to get a book deal. I make money as an author. I don’t take that for granted. I’m aware that next year I could be in the position of not being able to sell a book to any publisher (this doesn’t scare me that much as I’ve alr... Read more of this blog post »
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“I felt his other hand sear hot against my cheek. He bent his head, and in a voice that Jack couldn’t hear, said, “When you came down the stairs, and fell into me, that was the moment.” Then his lips pressed against mine.”
Sarah Alderson, Hunting Lila

“When I said I had no choice about helping you, I meant it. There was no other option because you are the only option. I don't trust anything at the moment. But the one thing I am sure of, the one thing I do trust..." he paused for a fraction of a second, "is the way I feel about you.”
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“You and me are real people, operating in a real world. We are not figments of each other’s imagination. I am the architect of my own self, my own character and destiny. It is no use whingeing about what I might have been, I am the things I have done and nothing more. We are all free, completely free. We can each do any damn thing we want. Which is more than most of us dare to imagine.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

“In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued."

(From a speech read on video on August 31, 1995 before the NGO Forum on Women, Beijing, China)”
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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
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“There they are. Lieutenant Jack Loveday and Lieutenant Alex Wakeman. I’ve only seen their photos so far and the pictures that are in Demos’s head, but the truth is Demos did not do them justice. In fact, Demos’s head needs a tune up or a reboot or an entirely new operating system altogether.”
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Michelle hey Sarah, thx for the add :) yea, Fated sounds pretty interesting and I just checked out your other book: Hunting Lila, and I gotta tell ya, it drew me in too, I'm a sucker for Paranormal and romance! xD


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Sarah Alderson Yeah, me too. Hope you enjoy them! The guys are pretty hot - I spend way too much time with my imagination.


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Sarah! :D


Erica (daydreamer) Thanks for the friending :) Hunting Lila sounds pretty good, I'm excited to read it.


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Sarah Alderson Erica (daydreamer) wrote: "Thanks for the friending :) Hunting Lila sounds pretty good, I'm excited to read it."

Thanks Erika, I hope you like it!


Cass -  Words on Paper Thanks for the friend request! Your message got me all excited. I WILL be there if you are coming along to Sydney in December!


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Sarah Alderson Cass - wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! Your message got me all excited. I WILL be there if you are coming along to Sydney in December!"

I have no idea what they have planned and at the moment I think I'm just going to be in Perth. Sydney would be awesome...fingers crossed I get there at some point!


Rachel Thanks for the friend request! I am really excited about your book, I was intrigued by the description and i look forward to reading it. plus the cover is totally eye catching!


Lettersalad Thanks for your request and letting me know there'll be a German release. I am really looking forward to your book so I guess I'll read the English version anyway. I can't wait ;)


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Sarah Alderson Lettersalad wrote: "Thanks for your request and letting me know there'll be a German release. I am really looking forward to your book so I guess I'll read the English version anyway. I can't wait ;)"

:)


Wendy Darling Hi Sarah--thanks for your friendvite! I happen to have a shelf of crush-worthy boys handy right here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

Is there a U.S. release date yet for Hunting Lila? It sounds very intriguing. (And the U.K. cover is fabulous!)


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Sarah Alderson Wendy Darling wrote: "Hi Sarah--thanks for your friendvite! I happen to have a shelf of crush-worthy boys handy right here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

Is there a U.S. release d..."


Hi Wendy, not yet on a US release date, but you can order it from the book depository if you can't wait! (free delivery worldwide) http://www.bookdepository.com/Hunting...
shame on me - I haven't read any of the books on your list! Am on it!
Sarah


Stephanie Perfect Chemistry is my favorite book, so good answer! and i cannot wait to read Hunting Lila...it's going to be great! thanks for the add! (:


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Mitchii Thanks for adding me. Can't wait to read Hunting Lila. :)


message 15: by Emily

Emily Thanks for the friend invite Sarah :) Your new books look great, can't wait to review them! PS. I'll definitely be at any author events if they're in Sydney x


message 16: by Georgie

Georgie Hi Sarah. Thanks for the invite. I'm still raving bout Hunting Lila to all Waterstones Children's booksellers on our intranet and Simon and Schuster say they have been getting lots of proof requests because of it hehe. Its going straight on my recommends table as soon as it comes out. If your ever in the UK we'd love to have you come to our store :D x


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Sarah Alderson Georgie wrote: "Hi Sarah. Thanks for the invite. I'm still raving bout Hunting Lila to all Waterstones Children's booksellers on our intranet and Simon and Schuster say they have been getting lots of proof request..."

Georgie, how brilliant! Thank you SO much. I am in the UK at the moment - where are you? Which Waterstones? If I can I'll be there.
sx


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Malynda Thanks for the add! Quite a few people have said Alex Fuentes, so I think he should become a polygamist lol. I do look forward to reading your book!


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Georgie Sarah wrote: "Georgie wrote: "Hi Sarah. Thanks for the invite. I'm still raving bout Hunting Lila to all Waterstones Children's booksellers on our intranet and Simon and Schuster say they have been getting lots ..."

Really?? How exciting! My store is at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol just of the M5/M4. How long are you here for? :D G x


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Valerie Thanks for the friend request! I couldn't believe it when I saw it hehe
I'm so looking forward to reading "Hunting Lila" as soon as it's published. :D


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Sarah Alderson Georgie wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Georgie wrote: "Hi Sarah. Thanks for the invite. I'm still raving bout Hunting Lila to all Waterstones Children's booksellers on our intranet and Simon and Schuster say they have been..."

I went to uni in Bristol! I know Cribbs Causeway well. I'm here until August 8th.


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Sarah Alderson Valerie wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I couldn't believe it when I saw it hehe
I'm so looking forward to reading "Hunting Lila" as soon as it's published. :D"


Thanks Valerie! Really hope you like it!


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Georgie Sarah wrote: "Georgie wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Georgie wrote: "Hi Sarah. Thanks for the invite. I'm still raving bout Hunting Lila to all Waterstones Children's booksellers on our intranet and Simon and Schuster sa..."

Small world!!! Feel free to stop in anytime if your about. I've ordered in stock for as soon as it comes in, it would be great if we could get some signed (not just saying that cause I want one hehe). Or we'd happily make it a signing event.


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Sarah Alderson Georgie wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Georgie wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Georgie wrote: "Hi Sarah. Thanks for the invite. I'm still raving bout Hunting Lila to all Waterstones Children's booksellers on our intranet and Simon a..."

I don't think anyone would come to a signing! Maybe (hopefully) for the sequel...but if I'm in Bristol I'll certainly pop in. Thanks so much for supporting Lila. x


Miss Page Turner Thank you so much for adding me! Congratulations on Hunting Lila also being released in Germany. I prefer reading English books, so 'll definitely read the UK version when it comes out in August:)

PS: I like your name;)


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Sarah Alderson Thank you! No one has ever liked my name before...so that made me smile!


message 27: by Alexis

Alexis Thanks for the friend request!! I am really excited to read Hunting Lila. Your name is one letter off from a girl I know, so when I first read it I was confused as to how she knew about the book. Then I realized my mistake... Well then..

After I read it, I will let you know my opinion!!

- Alex


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Sarah Alderson Alex wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!! I am really excited to read Hunting Lila. Your name is one letter off from a girl I know, so when I first read it I was confused as to how she knew about the book. T..."

Thanks Alex!


message 29: by Crystal

Crystal Thank you so much for the friend request! I am really looking forward to reading Hunting Lila!


message 30: by Sarah

Sarah Alderson Crystal wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend request! I am really looking forward to reading Hunting Lila!"

Well I really hope you enjoy it!
Sarahx


Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ] thanks for the add Sarah. :) I saw that your book is on giveaway and just reading the description made me want to read it. and the cover is great by the away.
really looking forward to read your book/s. :)


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Sarah Alderson Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ] wrote: "thanks for the add Sarah. :) I saw that your book is on giveaway and just reading the description made me want to read it. and the cover is great by the away.
really looking forward to read your bo..."


You're welcome Diane! Glad you like the cover and description!


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Eshita Thanks so much for the friend request! However, I'm not reading Hunting Lila :[ I meant to add it to my to-read shelf when my internet browser conked out on me. I'm really looking forward to reading it though!


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Sarah Alderson E wrote: "Thanks so much for the friend request! However, I'm not reading Hunting Lila :[ I meant to add it to my to-read shelf when my internet browser conked out on me. I'm really looking forward to readin..."

hilarious! I've done that before.
x


message 35: by Sharon

Sharon Hi Sarah,

I have been really excited for the release of Hunting Lila :) I have my fingers (and toes) crossed it will be released in Australia as well..

x Sharon


Chelle (crazytrinket) Wow! Thanks for the friend request! I am so excited to read ''Hunting Lila''. Oh well I just need to wait just a few days more and i'll have my own copy! Yay!


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Sarah Alderson Sharon wrote: "Hi Sarah,

I have been really excited for the release of Hunting Lila :) I have my fingers (and toes) crossed it will be released in Australia as well..

x Sharon"


Hi Sharon
It's being released in Australia in September I hear!
Sarahx


message 38: by Sharon

Sharon Thank-you so much for letting me know Sarah, I really appreciate it & can't wait for the release.

Have a great weekend x


Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten) Hi Sarah,

Thanks so much for your friend request! I actually just received Hunting Lila in the mail today from Simon & Schuster =) I admit that I hadn't heard that much about it up until that point, but it sounds fabulous and I've already added Fated which I'm eager to read when it comes out too. I can't wait to read Hunting Lila.

Thanks again and all the best!
Rachel


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Sarah Alderson Rachel wrote: "Hi Sarah,

Thanks so much for your friend request! I actually just received Hunting Lila in the mail today from Simon & Schuster =) I admit that I hadn't heard that much about it up until that p..."


Oh cool! Am so glad they sent you it. Hope you enjoy!
Sarahx


Francesca Hi Sarah, thanks for the ad! I've just read Hunting Lila, it's awesome, I love Lila and Alex, I can't wait for the sequel and for Fated! You're so lucky to live in sunny Bali! Cheers from Paris, France!


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Sarah Alderson Francesca wrote: "Hi Sarah, thanks for the ad! I've just read Hunting Lila, it's awesome, I love Lila and Alex, I can't wait for the sequel and for Fated! You're so lucky to live in sunny Bali! Cheers from Paris, Fr..."

Well Paris isn't bad either! I love Paris - many great memories. So glad you liked Lila!
Sarahx


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Tracey Congratulations on selling the film rights. Looking forward to the movie.


message 44: by Sarah

Sarah Alderson Tracey wrote: "Congratulations on selling the film rights. Looking forward to the movie."

thanks! it still has a long way to go before it makes it to the screen...but first step!


message 45: by Nandina

Nandina Hi Sarah,
Thanks for noticing my interest in Hunting Lila and adding me. Your book sound fantastic.. I'm looking forward to read it soon..
Greetings and happy writings!

PS: My mother live in Bali, too (in Jembrana - Negara Province actually). I've been to ubud twice, and i love the scenery there :)


message 46: by Sarah

Sarah Alderson Nandina wrote: "Hi Sarah,
Thanks for noticing my interest in Hunting Lila and adding me. Your book sound fantastic.. I'm looking forward to read it soon..
Greetings and happy writings!

PS: My mother live in ..."


Thank you! She lives in Bali? How cool. Yeah, we just got back to Ubud yesterday - so nice to be home!


message 47: by Roxanne

Roxanne Thanks for the friendship add Sarah, fantastic book!!!

Very excited about reading any more books written by you :)

You have a wonderful gift.


message 48: by Trinity

Trinity Hi Sarah! I'm very much looking forward to reading your book :)
Thanks for the good luck on my MS, I'm hoping I'll just crank it all out for NaNoWriMo ;)
You will love Jelicoe Road!!


message 49: by Trinity

Trinity Sarah! I just finished it and my thoughts are no it can't be finished I've already gone back and reread bits I don't want to leave Alex this book.


message 50: by Sarah

Sarah Alderson ahahahaha Trinity! Alex made book boyfriend of the week on Irresistible Reads blog. Was very happy!


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