Sally Flint grew up in Broughton, Lincolnshire, UK and went on to study English and European Literature at the University of Essex. After travelling extensively and completing further studies at the University of East Anglia she finally settled into a ‘proper job’ and taught Secondary English in Fakenham, Norfolk in the UK. It wasn’t long before ‘itchy feet’ syndrome returned and Sally has travelled and taught in Tanzania and Thailand for over twenty-five years, but is now back permanently in England. During her time overseas she has become an over-qualified teacher earning two masters degrees and a librarian diploma, from the University of East Anglia, the University of Nottingham and Robert Gordon University respectively.
A life-long lover of reading and all things books related, prior to retiring, Sally switched her Secondary Teacher position to a Head of Libraries role at Bangkok Patana School in Thailand. In this privileged position Sally was able to enjoy stories and teach crucial research skills and instil a love of reading in children of all ages. She is a firm believer “that all reading creates empathetic, empowered and educated children who can go on to make the world a place of which we can be proud.” Sally set pen to paper to craft her children’s books, and believes that being with children has been a constant source of inspiration and learning. She says, “It is wonderful to see children gain understanding of the world through their reading, you can almost feel the wires in their brain linking up as life starts to make sense. I hope that in some very small way my own stories might bring pleasure and knowledge to readers.”
Sally’s first stories are proving very popular. Having recently retired from her cherished librarian role, she now finds herself more and more drawn to writing. Sally has numerous projects on the go,. She works as Executive Editor for NotesVilla.com and is also kept busy as a library consultant working for Consilium Education.
Sally has a new picture book on the topic of dementia published and has written several articles for academic journals! Sally also writes short stories for an educational company in China. Since retiring as a teacher she states that she has never been busier!
Sally lives in Roxby, Lincolnshire and is proud to call it home.