Once upon a time, Sarah Hill was born in Edgware, Middlesex, to the tuneful pitter patter of raindrops falling. Knowing British weather, you may think that this isn’t noteworthy, however Sarah entered the world at the end of a historic heatwave back in the 70s. Yes, sometimes the sun does remember to shine here in Britain!
3 years later, Sarah’s parents then moved from London up to Lincolnshire (thankfully taking Sarah with them!) Here, in this fertile, farming county, was where she ‘grew-up’. I say that in the loosest of senses, as Sarah will happily admit that she’s “….rubbish at being a grown-up….”!
Once she’d acquired a shining set of GCSEs and A-levels, Sarah headed happily off to the bold and beautiful city of Bristol, to study Veterinary Medicine where she successfully gained her Veterinary degree. It was ‘touch and go’ mind you and Sarah will readily tell you, that passing her Veterinary Medicine finals was probably the toughest thing she’s ever done to date. But my goodness it was worth it.
Sarah then worked in practice for 10 years and at that point, she had her second daughter. Soon after, she decided to take a career break, to stay at home and raise her 2 young daughters. Well, that has her plan. ‘Posie Pixie’, the main character for Sarah’s first 7 ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s books, had other ideas! While Sarah was minding her own business and no doubt, knee-deep in her daughter’s nappies, small plastic toys, glitter, stickers and all other things that go hand-in-hand with raising toddlers, Posie Pixie decided to pay Sarah a visit…..
Thankfully, it was a match made in heaven and Sarah enthusiastically started to write about Posie’s exciting adventures in Whimsy Wood. Before long, Sarah realised just how much she absolutely loved writing and getting completely and utterly lost inside her own imagination. Much to Posie Pixie’s delight, the enchanting and adorable Whimsy Wood Family was born.
There are now numerous Whimsy Wood books in publication and Sarah continues to write her Whimsy Wood Family children’s books and TV episodes at home in Wiltshire, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and a son, two cats, two guinea pigs and a dog. What a crowd!