Sarah Alderson

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Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah 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. She is the author of Hunting Lila, Losing Lila, Tormenting Lila, Fated, The Sound and Out of Control.

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Books by this Author

Conspiracy Girl
Out of Control
The Lila Collection
Lila Shortcuts
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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. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Seriously? Just 5? La Vie en Rose by Grace Jones, Mr Bojangles by Nina Simone, Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, Cover my eyes by La Roux and I'm loving James Blake at the moment, if I had to choose one it would be Limit to your love. But 5? That's not fair.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Oh god I have so many regrets but then I remember you can't properly have lived if you don't have regrets. The thing is to shake them off, learn from them and move on. Fast. And try not to make the same mistake again.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Loyalty probably. And I am very much a get it done person.

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.

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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