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 the past twenty years. During this time 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 in Asia. 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, but is struggling to finish any of them. She is seeking advice from her two 'just about' grown up children, on how to blog; has a new series of picture books well under way; a juvenile novel and a stage play all started, with the emphasis on started, not completed! Sally lives in ‘the leafy suburbs area’ of Bangkok with her husband Mick and daughter Betsy. Her other daughter Annie, is studying in London.