I’m a Brit who came to the States in 1989. Just for a year or two.
I’m still here.
This tells you how much I know.
But I do know that I was born in Kampala, Uganda and raised in East, and West Africa and at a boarding school in the New Forest, (which I also know is nothing of the sort—it’s very old. It had Charles I in it. How new can it be?).
The first book I ever read all the way through was ‘The Complete Nonsense’ by Edward Lear.
Things have not been the same since.
Also, I get to have the best job in the world—writing stories. And I get to work for the best bosses in the world—children. I am very grateful.
Here is a picture of me being a baby. (I don’t remember a great deal about being a baby but by all accounts I was quite good at it and have the photos to prove it.)
Things I love: running (sometimes marathons) and cycling, taking photos, going on adventures, watching movies, exploring my city by bike.
I also love great big ginormous cups of strong Tea and porridge.
Not together in the same cup.
I live in Manhattan and enjoy dividing my time between the front half of my apartment and the back. (My British accent makes it sound like I know what I’m talking about, so I’ve kept it.)
Sally is a New York Times bestselling children’s book writer. Her books include the critically acclaimed, ‘How To Be A Baby… By Me, the Big Sister’, Platinum Book Award winning, ‘The Jesus Storybook Bible’ and the Christian Book of the Year ‘Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing’.
Sally works with various publishers – Walker Books, Schwartz & Wade/Random House, HarperCollins, Zondervan, David Fickling Books.