Sarah Crabtree

Sarah Crabtree

Sarah Crabtree has been writing on and off for over twenty years with varying success. She had a novel longlisted in a fantasy competition a number of years ago. Real life got in the way of any literary dreams, but recently she seems to have got her writing mojo back. She has released a picture book, The Lion and the Magic Storyteller.


Q: What is the first book you remember reading, or being read to as a child?

A: I remember an aunt passing on a copy of Grimm’s fairy tales and I was petrified yet fascinated also. I wrote a picture book story for my children entitled The Other Yellow Dinosaur, which I am hoping to publish soon.


Q: Do you have a favourite quote?

A: My grandmother used to say that if at first you don’t succeed then try, try again.


Q: Is there a book that you keep going back to and how many times have you read it?

A: You mean apart from the dictionary?! I love Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow. I must have read it three times over the past twenty years, and yet I still discover something new in it.


Q: Who is your person of inspiration?

A: Many people have inspired me. However, it was my grandmother who passed on a love for reading, and I think consequently my desire to write.