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Sarah Painter's novels span contemporary fiction with a touch of magic to historical fiction mixed with psychological thriller. Yes, she finds it difficult to stick to one genre!

Her bestselling debut novel, The Language of Spells, introduced the quirky town of Pendleford, and was followed by a sequel, The Secrets of Ghosts and a prequel novella, The Garden of Magic.

Sarah's latest novel, In The Light of What We See, is a dual narrative story set in a Brighton hospital and it mixes historical fiction with psychological thriller.

She has also released a non-fiction title:
Stop Worrying; Start writing: How To Overcome Fear, Self-doubt and Procrastination
This is based on her popular podcast, The Worried Writer.

Coming in 2018: Beneath The Water.
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Sarah Painter Hi Zee and thanks for your question. I think the best way to learn to write books is by doing it, so write lots (and try to finish your stories if at …moreHi Zee and thanks for your question. I think the best way to learn to write books is by doing it, so write lots (and try to finish your stories if at all possible). The only other requirement is to read lots, but I also recommend reading 'writing craft' books and listening to podcasts with writing advice and author interviews. As for getting published/going professional, the most important attribute is tenacity. If it's what you truly want, don't give up. Hope that helps a little! (less)
Sarah Painter Hi Gigi, Thanks for your question! As far as I'm aware, The Garden of Magic is available in the US now... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013...

I wi…more
Hi Gigi, Thanks for your question! As far as I'm aware, The Garden of Magic is available in the US now... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013...

I will mention to my publisher that you have had trouble getting hold of it, though. Thanks again! Sarah (less)
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The Fox’s Curse: Crow Investigations Book Three is OUT NOW!

Meep! I really enjoyed writing The Fox’s Curse and am thrilled with the response to it so far. Thank you!


It got a shiny orange bestseller flag and was listed as a ‘hot new release’ but, more importantly, I’ve heard from lots of Lydia Crow fans that it’s their favourite one so far.


One of the most daunting things about writing a series is the fear that I will let folk down, so I’m mightily relieved!

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I just finished the entire series this week. I am already suffering from withdrawals and can’t wait for book 5. This is hands down one of the most unique and mesmerizing takes on urban fantasy that I have read in a while. It’s a quiet read th" Read more of this review »
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“Throwing things is very good for the soul.”
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“Strangers are just friends we don't know yet.”
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“Maybe it’s the coma, but I’m genuinely happy to be here.’ ‘You don’t have to do that, you know.’ ‘Do what?’ ‘Assume that everything is different now. You’re still the same person you always were, you’ve just got some gaps to fill in. You mustn’t think that you’re starting all over again.’ ‘Is”
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