Sally’s first story was published in 1970, in the School Magazine.
Since then, she has written just about everything from picture books to SF and fantasy. With her husband, Sally co-authors the popular Jack Russell: Dog Detective and Pet Vet series.
Sally did her first author talk at the age of seventeen, with no preparation beyond a request from an editor to ‘show these kids that not all authors have long white beards’. That was the day she discovered her talent for Q&A, panels and motivational writing sessions. Workshops range from 30 minute meet-the-author or interactive storytelling to a full day ‘Magazine Boot Camp’ in which attendees produce content for a school/community magazine and follow it from idea to screen and/or print.
Since Sally began writing seriously while in primary school, she takes writing by and for children seriously, but never forgets it should also be fun.