Sara Sheridan is mostly an historical novelist, though from time to time she writes in different genres and media including for children.
She has two series of historical novels – cosy crime noir set in Brighton in the 1950s – the Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries – and a faction series of stories based on the real-life stories of late Georgian and early Victorian explorers and adventurers ((1820 – 1845).
An occasional journalist and blogger, Sara appears on BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and on Women’s Hour as an expert on the history of the lady She blogs for the Guardian, the BBC, the Huffington Post and the London Review of Books. She appears as a cultural and political commentator on both television and radio.
A twitter evangelist and a self-confessed swot, Sara sat for three years on the Committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland where she lives and four years on the board of the UK-wide writers’ collective ’26’ during which time she took part in the acclaimed 26 Treasures project in 2010 at the V&A, in 2011 at National Museum of Scotland and in 2012 at the Children’s Museum, Bethnal Green. Sara loves events of all stripes from Book Festivals to libraries to the (slightly scary sounding) Literary Death Match.