Welcome

Welcome to my website! I’m glad you found it.

My name’s Sally Harris and I write books for middle grade readers (and adults with impeccable taste).

Visiting my about page will give you more details about me. I have always wanted to be a writer, but growing up in a country town, I never got to meet any actual writers. I thought they were mythical and the idea that I could one day be a writer seemed about as possible as the idea that I could one day become a unicorn.

Whilst completing my MPhil in Children’s Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2009, I met a lot of actual writers and realised that I too could possibly be a published author one day. Like most writers, my early attempts at writing a book were not amazing, but the more time and effort I put into my writing, the better it became.

In 2012, I finally finished a manuscript that I was really proud of. This became my first book, Diary of a Penguin-napper. My next book, Ruby Marvellous, came out the following year and my latest book, Double Felix, is being published by Wacky Bee Books in early 2018. 

I love reading and try to read widely. I think this makes a big difference to how well you can write. You can find my thoughts on what I’ve been reading by following me on Instagram.

When I’m not reading or working on my next book, you can find me teaching, drinking coffee, making things, hanging out with my husband and snuggling my cavoodle, Peggy.

People often ask me where I get my ideas from. I tell them that I’m always observing and taking notes so they had better be on their best behaviour, or they might just end up in my next book! Most of my ideas come from thinking about the world around me, wondering about a lot of things, and just playing with words.

If you’re like me and you enjoy reading, writing, coffee and cavoodles, please stop by my Facebook page or drop me an email. I look forward to connecting with you here online or perhaps even at my next event.

Until then, happy reading!

Sally