Welcome to my website! Read about my favourite books, my life as a writer, and the books I've had published so far (two in print, and one brand new Kindle ebook available now on Amazon!)

I'm so excited! The Forbidden Room is coming to a theatre near you! The fabulously talented and enthusiastic Ollie Hancock, from the National Youth Theatre is in the process of adapting The Forbidden Room as a stage play for a theatre tour around the UK soon. 

See this link for a newspaper story about the production

for more information, email: info.forbiddenroom@gmail.com 

or check out the twitter page: https://twitter.com/ForbiddenStage 

 

 Did you miss the 99p promotion of Blood and Snow on Amazon? Never mind, it's still only £2.06 (Go on, treat yourself, you know you want to!)



 

 




Here's a picture of me looking wistful - I'm holding a copy of a Philip Pullman book and wishing I was half as successful (or good) a writer as he is.





Name: Sarah Wray (before I was married it was Sarah Green, also I have a middle name - Rachel)

Born: 12/06/1969 Grew up in Formby in Merseyside. I went to Woodlands Junior school and Range High School.

Educated: I did my A levels at Kitson College in Leeds, and then went to Queen's University Belfast and did Genetics, then went back to Queens to do a PGCE in 1992, and in 2011 I went back again and did a masters in Early Childhood.

Married: I met my husband Paul at University, and stayed in Belfast to marry him in 1991

Kids: I have three kids - Rebecca (born 1994), Daniel (born 1995) and Christy (1997). Here's a new family photo taken by my brother, ace photographer, Steve Green at my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary 2013                                                                                                                                                                      Favourite Movie: Moulin Rouge, now closely followed by Mamma Mia, oh, and I like Amelie too, and anything with Johnny Depp in it. If they made a movie of The Forbidden Room, Johnny Depp would have to play John Holland. Or I'd have a hissy fit. (And Johnny Depp would also have to be in the movie of The Trap - he could be Drew.)

Favourite TV Shows: At the moment I'm loving Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Dr Who, Modern Family, CSI. I also like QI (I heart Alan Davies and Stephen Fry) and I'm still loving Bargain Hunt which my children still think is very sad. 

Favourite Book: Too many to mention (see my life is a booklist), although an enduring favourite is Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. 

Currently Reading: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

(If you want to know what I've read recently, and what I thought of it, check out the I just read... page.)

Favourite food: Chinese Hot and Sour soup (mmm mmm mmm!) and everything else except shellfish and sushi (yuck!)

Pets:We have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Roxie, a cat called Lucy, several goldfish and minnows, Rebecca has a rat called Gomer and Christy now has a new corn snake called fluffy! Ooh - fluffy just shed his skin for the first time - how exciting! (Gomer the rat passed away 28/09/09 - RIP Gomer) 

Update on fluffy: Christy sold Fluffy the snake (!!) in July 2010 because he wanted money to buy a PS3. I have mixed feelings. I was quite fond of Fluffy, although never completely happy with having him slithering on me. I think he's gone to a better home though - the family we sold him to have had snakes before and were much less wussy with him than we were. Roxie, Lucy and the fish are still doing well :-)

update - Lucy sadly passed away on Monday 8th April 2013, we'll probably get one or two new cats in the summer, so watch this space! 

The new kittens have arrived! A boy called Dexter and a girl called Misty. See photos in my Wall of Various Pets Alive and Dead. 

 

 


 






 

 



   

Bibliography: I've written loads of books(see The I Wonder Years), but most of them didn't get published . The first book that did get published is  THE FORBIDDEN ROOM,  my second book is THE TRAP and my third book, out now as an Amazon Kindle ebook is Blood and Snow 





The cover of Blood and Snow was designed by Sandra Giles

www.sandragiles.blog.com/ 


Hobbies: I like reading (see My Life is a Booklist), writing (well duh), going for walks with Roxie, watching movies (I like foreign movies with subtitles), doing word and number puzzles (yeah, okay, I'm a bit of a nerd) and embroidery (worse than nerdy - but I like it). I just won a box of artist pencils that turn into watercolours if you add water, so I'm about to become a renowned artist.

If I ever get rich and famous, my hobbies will change to: Shopping, eating out, going to premieres, taking trips on my private yacht, house buying,  world travel, dinner parties with Johnny Depp, I could go on... (I'll stop typing now though because I'm in a happy little make-believe world...mmm Johnny Depp....)