Author details

Sarah Bryant


I was born in Brunswick, Maine, USA in 1973. After a childhood spent in Maine and Massachusetts, I attended Brown University in Rhode Island, USA. In 1996 I moved to Scotland to do an MLitt in creative writing at the University of St. Andrews, and ended up marrying a Scot and settling in the UK. I now live with my husband and two children, two cats, one dog and a succession of ponies I can't afford, in the Scottish Borders. I sometimes double (and triple!) as a harpist and printmaker. To date, I have three novels and two mixed-media books in print.

About writer's work

I primarily write historical fiction (with the exception of one futuristic thriller, set in Russia). I have no favorite time period - so far I've covered the Crusades, 1920s Louisiana, and I'm currently working on a book set in 1850s Louisiana and Edinburgh. On a smaller scale, I write poetry and shorter fiction, and as stated above I have sidelines in art and music. I also run a small press, Cornmill Press, which, along with other people's work, I've used to put out two of my own multi-media publications.

Current events and projects

I am available to do local readings and workshops up to a day in length, plus longer term projects or projects farther afield, if they can accommodate my family. I have a lot of experience running writing and art workshops for adults and children of all ages, and teaching music to adults and children. I quite like to work with primary school age children, but am open to anything. My most recent project was with my daughter's P1 class. I wanted to do a workshop with them, but as they're too young for a writing workshop, we made paper, and then turned it into notebooks. Please contact via publisher (Snowbooks ltd).

Other work

‘Mum’s the Word'; Peeblesshire News; bi-weekly column, 2002-03
‘The Seal Child’; Linkway magazine, issue number 33, ISSN 1361-0007
‘The Black Dwarf'; adaptation of the novella by Sir Walter Scott, commissioned by the Tweed Theatre Company, 2004
‘In Your Country’; Scottish Arts Council Website, 2002
(poem of the month) ‘A Kaleidoscope of Stories’; Chapman magazine, issue number 99, ISBN 1-903700-04-3
‘The Shadow Shop'; Dark Horizons magazine, Spring issue, 2001
‘The Other Eden’; Time Warner, New York, 2001
‘Scottish Women’s Fiction, 1920’s-1960’s: Journeys into Being'; Scottish Studies Review, Glasgow, Winter 2000, issue number 1, ISSN 0305-0785
‘Inventing a Present’; Scottish Literary Journal, Glasgow, volume 27 number 1, ISSN 0305-0785
‘Back to the Future’; Chapman magazine, issue number 95, ISBN 0-906772-93-1
‘The Scottish Experience Remembered’; Compass, the Quebec-Labrador Foundation, USA/Canada, volume 9 number 1, 1998
‘Pamphleteer’; Chapman magazine, Edinburgh, issue number 87, 1997, ISBN 0-906772-83-4


Local authority where they are based

Scottish Borders

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups

0-4, 5-8, 9-12, Teens, Adults

LL funded


BRAW network


Author type

Poet, Writer



Books written


Author(s): Sarah Bryant
Published by Snowbooks Ltd.


Author(s): Sarah Bryant
Published by Snowbooks Ltd.


Author(s): Sarah Bryant
Published by Snowbooks Ltd.

Sand Daughter

Author(s): Sarah Bryant
It is the time of the Crusades. The Islamic world is divided and the Franks have captured the Holy Land.


Author(s): Sarah Bryant
On the Darkside you'll find A teenage violin prodigy searching for the meaning of life A disaffected muse with a pressing problem A successful poet battling sobriety An artist looking for a legal

Water Witching

Author(s): Sarah Bryant
Published by Cornmill Press.

City of the Sun

Author(s): Sarah Bryant
Nuclear war pounds Russia. Cities are levelled. Radiation poisons the soil and drives the survivors into the ruined cities.

The Other Eden

Author(s): Sarah Bryant
Devastated by the death of the beloved grandfather who raised her, precocious young pianist Eleanor Rose heeds the words of the unknown woman in her dream.