Sara Grant was born and raised in Washington, Indiana, a small town in the Midwestern United States. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with degrees in journalism and psychology. For the next 13 years, she provided communications counsel for a variety of organizations, from a Fortune 500 company to a 15-person nonprofit. In 2003, she moved to London to marry her British sweetheart. This move allowed her to transition from full-time employment to part-time public relations consultant, freelance writer and part-time student. In 2006 she graduated with distinction from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a master’s degree in creative and life writing.
Sara now works as a freelance writer and editor for Working Partners, a London-based company creating series fiction for children. Her publication credits include stories in Spider and Pockets children’s magazines. The Boomerang Smile, her story that appeared in Pockets, was selected by The Institute of Children’s Literature for its Best of the Children’s Market publication. She also wrote on assignment for U.S. Kids and Indianapolis Monthly magazines. Her articles on children’s fiction have appeared Children’s Writers’ and Illustrators’ Market book and The Craft & Business of Writing.
Sara also endeavours to help others achieve their creative aspirations. She taught an intensive public relations writing course at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, for nearly two years. For more than three years, she served as the volunteer regional advisor for the Indiana chapter of the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She currently volunteers for SCBWI-British Isles, hosting bi-monthly events for writers interested in children’s literature.
She has served as editor on two anthologies: Goldfish, the first anthology of Goldsmiths College’s creative and life writing programme, and Undiscovered Voices, a collection of writing from unpublished SCBWI members in the UK. An extract of her novel, titled Dark Parties, was included in Undiscovered Voices, selected from more than 240 submissions. Dark Parties – a dystopian novel for young adults -- will be published in 2011 by Little, Brown.
She lives in London with her husband.
Member since 1994
Region: British Isles
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