Available to come to book groups? Yes
Available to give talks? Yes
Available for school visits? Yes
Although I was born in the UK I grew up in Canada where I did most of my schooling, before returning to England for university. Living in Canada gave me a taste for the great outdoors and I still spend as much time as possible travelling, ideally off the beaten track. I studied archaeology as an undergraduate and postgraduate, and then worked as an archaeologist in York for 30 years, so I find the past a very compelling place. I have recently given up work to go freelance, hoping to write more (fiction and non-fiction) and to explore new directions. I’ve picked up old contacts with an expedition travel company and have some exciting plans for the future, and hopefully some inspiration for new plots.
I write general fiction, and enjoying exploring the effect of landscape on my characters – Bhalla Strand is set in the Outer Hebrides and my current project involves the Scottish Borders and northern Canada – all places I know well.
I am represented by Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates and my first novel Bhalla Strand was published in March 2104 by Freight Books, Glasgow.
Freight Books, 2014. Paperback/e-book
Genre: General fiction
Set in York? No
Description: Bhalla Strand is the story of two women, living a century apart. Beatrice (1910) is married to an unresponsive and obsessive artist, Theo Blake, while Hetty (2010) is seeking her roots, and a new beginning. A body uncovered in the foundations of a remote Hebridean house links their lives together.
‘There is an echo of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca in Sarah Maine’s highly readable debut.’ The Independent
‘This might be the author’s fifth or sixth novel, not her first. A literary star is born!’ Ronald Frame, author of The Lantern Bearers and Havisham
‘I predict great things for Sarah Maine.’ The Bookbag
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