Having been a postman, an architect, a university professor and a community planner, Sarah Holding is now a full-time author. She lives in Surrey in a funny old house with a leaning tower with her husband and three teenage children. She loves vegan food, good coffee and modern jazz.
Her motivation to write ‘cli-fi’ (climate fiction), the genre which her ‘SeaBEAN‘ trilogy and forthcoming title ‘Chameleon‘ fall into, is what led her to become an architect when she left school: the desire to make (or leave) the world a better place.
Since ‘SeaBEAN‘ was published in 2013, she has given workshops and talks at over 150 schools, libraries and festivals, and the trilogy was republished in a compendium edition in 2018.
‘Chameleon‘, which is due to be published in 2020, is about three genetically engineered humans and is set during the fall of Atlantis, which Sarah speculates happened during an earlier period of intense climate change, 12,000 years ago.
I write challenging and thought-provoking adventure stories in which climate change is causing havoc, which lends itself to a range of topics on the National Curriculum, and creates a stimulating starting point for assemblies and creative writing workshops alike.