Sarah Naughton

Sarah Naughton was born in 1975 and grew up in Dorset. She escaped to London aged 17 to study English at UCL, and has lived there ever since. She spent 10 years writing ads before giving up to have children. The Hanged Man Rises is her first novel and she is currently writing a second. She lives in South London with her husband and two sons.

Books by this Author

The Blood List
The Hanged Man Rises

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. 'Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.' C. S. Lewis

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. 'I've had it up to here with you two.' and 'Half a kilo of stilton, please.'

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Actor.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Don't roll your eyes: writing the first chapter of my latest Big Idea (the stage when you're still madly in love before it becomes a 'steady relationship' that you have to work at).  This would be happening in my office/treehouse, a glass-fronted shipping container in the branches of the oak tree in my garden in the country.  If I had an oak tree.  Or a garden in the country.
On equal pegging would be fossil hunting in Lyme Regis, or eating blue cheese.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. If they turn out happy and well-adjusted, my kids. If not, my books.

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