Hello! My name is Sarah and I am so pleased to be helping Our Moon with such a worthwhile cause. The work Our Moon does is absolutely vital – both on an individual level and for improving long-term opportunities for young people in Zambia.
I’m currently helping Our Moon with their social media and content, so please do chat to me using the Our Moon Facebook page, Twitter handle and LinkedIn Profile. I’m happy to answer any of your questions about the work of Our Moon, or simply just to chat about the education of the brilliant young people your donations help.
Sarah’s background in books
In my spare time, I write books for teens and those young at heart (like me!) and am currently writing my fourth novel. Books are my passion and when I’m not writing them, I’m certainly reading them. I’m a big Harry Potter fan, and love any YA book with an interesting perspective or dark twist.
As a book lover, it’s probably no surprise that my career to date has also been in books. I worked at my local library to fund my degree in English at Loughborough University. When I graduated, I moved to the South Coast of England and started working for a small self-publishing company. Five years and one job move later, and I’m a pretty big know-it-all on all things books and self-publishing. I’ve been lucky enough to help hundreds of writers and charities publish books, so if you are a young person thinking you might want to do the same in the future, then do let me know. I’m happy to help in any way I can.
Sarah’s other interests and activities
It’s good to take the odd break from my computer, so when I’m not writing or chatting to people on social media, I like spending time with my friends and family, cooking and pretending to work out in the gym. I’ve done all kinds of sports in the past including tennis, kayaking and even taekwondo, but my favourite new sport is Scuba Diving, which I try to do at least once a year.
In 2015, I walked 100km in under 30 hours for charity, raising £2000 and losing five toenails. It was the most wonderful and most terrible thing I’ve ever done.
Sarah’s advice for students thinking of applying to higher education
University was the best three years of my life and I would recommend it to anyone who loves to learn, like me. I studied English, and my course gave me the opportunity to learn about all kinds of literature from around the globe, as well as meet life-long friends.
If you are thinking of applying to University, think carefully about what subject you would like to apply for. If, like me, you aren’t sure what you want to do as part of your career, then a core subject such as English, Maths and Science is a great foundation for all kinds of careers. When you are at University, you will have the opportunity to learn all kinds of new skills through extra-curricular activities – whether that’s how to become a great leader or how to help someone in need.