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Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult.

Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a Young Adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, PANK magazine, Apex Magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons. Her short story ‘Vampires Wear Chanel’ is featured in the Wyvern Publication Fangtales.

She is the author of the popular YA dystopia series 'Blemished' and the gothic novella 'My Daylight Monsters'. She is currently working on a YA Fantasy series titl
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Sarah Dalton Thank you so much, Jeanette! It means so much to hear from people who enjoyed the books. :)
Sarah Dalton Hi Harley,

Wow, a report. That's exciting! You'll have to let me know how it turns out. :)

My Daylight Monsters was only supposed to be a short story.…more
Hi Harley,

Wow, a report. That's exciting! You'll have to let me know how it turns out. :)

My Daylight Monsters was only supposed to be a short story. It was based on an idea I'd had for a while. I've been a fan of Gothic literature for many years, and one huge aspect of Gothic literature is the setting. Usually, the settings for these books are in large, imposing and grand buildings like Dracula's castle. But I wanted to explore the modern equivalent of that imposing building, and to me, that's a hospital.

I was working in a hospital for a few months, and I absolutely hate them. I hate the smell, I hate the lights. They make me feel really uncomfortable and anxious (which is why I only worked there for a few months!!). So I wanted to explore the idea of a spooky story set in a modern hospital, and explore the terrifying idea that the people who are supposed to care for us are actually trying to hurt us instead.

My Daylight Monsters was supposed to be where it stopped, but I found myself leaving the ending open, and when I wrote that, I knew that it wasn't over. I keep coming back to Mary as a character because she overcame her fears in the first book, and I just love writing her.

Significance... well, the main themes that stand out for me are to do with control. Relinquishing control to doctors and nurses. Putting your life in their hands. Also death and mental illness and how we deal with them.

If you want to get in touch to ask any more questions, just let me know! (less)
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Robin Clark Hello Sarah, thank you for being my friend.
Peace and happiness be with you,
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Diann Shaddox Hi Sarah, It's nice to meet you. I'm introducing my new book, A Faded Cottage, a SC love story.Quaid Witherspoon is a man turning fifty, a man with success and money, a world acclaimed artist, but a simple feat of holding a paintbrush turns Quaid’s life upside down
when fate steps in. I'm spreading the word about Essential Tremors and for each book sold a donation will be given back to the IETF. Thanks
A Faded Cottage by Diann Shaddox


Kimberly Thanks for adding me as a friend Sarah!!!!


Carole Hullo Sarah, it's good to meet you and to learn what you are doing with yourself. I'm into crime fiction and currently have four books out. You can see them here if you are interested http://casutton.tripod.com/cazutt - on that site you can also read freely given a short story or two, or even a free chapter from one of my books.
Cheers
Carole


Harlequin Books Hi Sarah, thanks for being a friend. I’m looking forward to getting to know you. I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com, I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much eHarlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

Happy reading,
Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador


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