Sarah Stuart lives on the edge of a quiet English village where wildlife sightings are common, though becoming less so. Hunting with dogs is now illegal in the UK: it goes on in secret and incidences of this are almost impossible to prove in court. Many of her dogs are, or have been, rescues – only those who enjoy the limelight perform onstage.
Dogs were Sarah’s opening into show business. During a period when she lived in Wales she supplied them to professional companies using Aberystwyth University’s Arts Centre Theatre during student vacations. Many musicals and plays performed there were on their pre-West End premiere run, which gave her an unrivalled opportunity to talk to directors, choreographers and the many other vital members of the backstage staff, and the performers. These ranged from actors and actresses in their first, or early, roles to worldwide superstars of stage and screen. That experience, and her association with the Northern Ballet, underpins the vivid portrayals of show business triumphs and heartbreak.
Sarah has studied English language and literature, and history, with delight since her early teens. She is a qualified adult literacy tutor and has written short stories, in addition to other resources, for her students. Her published articles have been in magazines dedicated to wildlife and dogs. The Royal Command Family Saga, her debut into sizzling full-length novels, has been well received and the books have won a number of awards. More recently, she has responded to requests for romantic suspense books suitable for YA readers. The result in the Richard and Maria Trilogy.
Sarah’s hope is that readers will enjoy her novels as an escape from reality, but be left with an increased perception of the threat to animals: those shot in the name of sport for trophy heads, endangered species – many poached for their fur and ivory, and tragically discarded pets.
Royalties from sales and Kindle Unlimited page reads are donated to animal charities worldwide. Sarah rehomed the Weimaraner pictured below from the Blue Cross.