Hello

I’m a Sunday Times bestselling author and ghostwriter. I’m also a copywriter and an NCTJ accredited journalist.

I write non-fiction books, either as a ghost for others, or as myself. I also write copy and communications for a wide range of brands and businesses. My editorial features have appeared in national newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph, Guardian and Stella.

Whatever you need to say and however you want to say it, I can help. Find out more below or drop me a line.

Books

Happy Single Mother book by Sarah Thompson

Happy Single Mother

Happy Single Mother is part memoir, part manifesto. Carving out a new life as a single mother can be tough, but you’re not automatically resigned to a life of misery and you’re definitely not a bad mother for going solo. Sharing my own experiences as well as those of other single mums, and incorporating opinion and research from leading experts, this book aims to prove that single motherhood can be empowering and rewarding in ways you might never have imagined.

Published by Thread (Hachette)

Style Council book by Sarah Thompson

Style Council

Inspirational interiors in ex-council homes

My first book, Style Council, brings together an eclectic selection of interiors from a generation of homeowners who have redefined the status of ex-local-authority architecture. Fifteen homes are featured, from hip Brutalist high-rises to rural cottages with roses around the door, each of them unique yet bound by an upcycling ethos, an innate sense of style and the triumph of dash over cash.

'Reveals the chic interiors hidden inside some of Britain’s ex-council houses'

Daily Mail
Published by Square Peg @ RandomHouse
You're So Mummy book by Alex Manson-Smith and Sarah Thompson

You're so Mummy

You’re So Mummy is an honest take on 21st-century motherhood that sticks two finger-puppets up at parenting manuals. It’s advice-free; it won’t tell you how to get your child to sleep, but will help you to find your way through the early years of motherhood with your sense of humour still intact.

'this frank and funny memoir is to motherhood what Caitlin Moran is to feminism.'

Daily Mail

Ghostwriting

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Perfectly Imperfect Puppy by Graeme Hall

Perfectly Imperfect Puppy

by Graeme Hall

I worked with the nation’s favourite dog trainer, Graeme Hall (aka the Dogfather) on this guide to raising a well behaved puppy. It covers everything from choosing the right dog for you and mastering toilet training, to brushing their teeth and perfecting a roll-over. Capturing Graeme’s distinct Yorkshireman’s tone and sense of humour was all part of the fun!
 
Money Mum Official book

Money Mum Official:
Save Yourself Happy

By Gemma Bird

I worked with super-saver and Instagram influencer Gemma Bird, aka Money Mum, on this money saving guide, published in January 2022. The book is packed with tips and advice, from making little changes to everyday habits, through building a second income, to going for the big goals in life. It was a joy to help translate Gemma’s distinctive voice to the page and inject a little fun into the often dull world of saving and finances.
 
Mama You Got This by Emma Bunton

Mama You Got This

By Emma Bunton

I ghost-wrote this mumoir by everyone’s favourite Spice Girl, Emma Bunton. It charts Emma’s experiences as a new mum, juggling work and life with a baby. As well as helping Emma tell her own story, I co-ordinated and edited contributions from a number of experts who also inputted to the book.

Published by Ebury @ PenguinRandomHouse

The Dark Side of The Mind book cover

The Dark Side of the Mind

By Kerry Daynes

I co-wrote this best-selling professional memoir with the leading forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes. It explores the everyday realities of life as a female psychologist working with some of the UK’s most disturbed criminals, and their victims. It’s also a deeply personal journey through Kerry’s life as she wrangles with the many conflicting emotions that come with this uniquely challenging job.

Published by Octopus @ Hachette

Journalism

I trained as a journalist with a local newspaper, the Bridport News in Dorset, where I covered everything from court cases and business stories to pantomime reviews and record-breaking vegetables. I gained my NCTJ Level 3 Diploma in Journalism during my time with the paper.

I went freelance in 2007 and have written, mostly on themes of relationships, family and parenting, for titles including The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Prima Baby, Smallish and Stella Magazine.

Brands

Copywriting

I’ve been a copywriter for over twelve years, writing words with purpose for brands including the RNLI, COMO Hotels and Resorts, The Stable Pizza and Cider, One Hundred Toys and Black Deer Festival. I’ve written everything from websites, magazines and e-books, to menus, product copy and newsletters.

Increasingly, I am asked to act as an editorial consultant, advising small businesses on their communications, brand identity and tone of voice. I have built up a network of brilliant designers, photographers, filmmakers and printers to call upon when their talents are required.

If you have a communications project you’d like some help with, get in touch.

PR

I collaborate on PR projects with the award-winning publicist Heloise D’Souza of D’Souza PR. Together we’ve created impactful, successful national PR campaigns for brands including Hippychick, The Stable, The Samaritans and the Devon County Show.

Contact

For books please contact my agent, Rowan Lawton at the Soho Agency.

e: rowan@thesohoagency.co.uk

t: 020 7471 7900

a: The Soho Agency, 2nd Floor, 16-17 Wardour Mews,London, W1F 8AT

For copywriting please email me directly at sarah@sarahgthompson.com or call on 07815 306 295.

Testimonials

"Sarah’s been with us since the beginning at 100 Toys. She even came up with the name! She’s been brilliant throughout, offering suggestions and taking an interest in the brand, not just her latest brief. She writes everything for us from blog posts and newsletters to website copy and ebooks. She's always professional and keeps me updated on her progress, has never missed a deadline and is generally great to work with."

Alexis Ralphs, Founder, 100 Toys

"I have brought in Sarah's expertise on a number of projects and every time I've been delighted with her creativity and enthusiasm. She takes such a fresh approach and working with her is always fun."

Deborah Shilling, co-founder and Creative Director, Black Deer Festival

"I think I'm going to have to have this book surgically removed from my hands. I can't put it down. An absolutely brilliant read."

Amazon review for The Dark Side of the Mind

"Because she's a journalist who has written for the nationals I know that when I ask Sarah to write content, she will deliver something whip-smart, that helps my clients stand out and get noticed."

Heloise D'Souza, D'Souza PR