Sarah Cruickshank always enjoyed writing as a child, but it never struck her as a sensible career choice. She trained as a teacher and did a whole range of teaching, administration and customer service jobs, before a string of events at the end of 2004 convinced her that there were worse things than giving writing a shot.
In the seven years that followed, Sarah wrote features for print and online magazines aimed at childminders, teachers, parents, cyclists and Scout Leaders, as well as appearing twice in The Lady.
In all that time, Sarah has continued to play with fiction writing, even entering the odd competition.
In 2010, Sarah started work on her first novel, an historical tale about medieval monks. As of April 2011, she has written around 30,000 words – some of which are quite good – and she’s still plugging away,
After seven years of feature writing, Sarah decided she needed a new challenge, so she has recently set up business as a Virtual Personal Assistant, offering administration services to individuals and businesses. She is also concentrating her writing skills on her novel and short fiction.
When she’s not writing, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cycling and Scouting (she is a Group Scout Leader in Lancaster and also Media Development Manager for Lonsdale District in West Lancashire Scout County)