Sarah Singleton was born in rural Northamptonshire and has an honours degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Nottingham. She is the author of Century, Heretic, Sacrifice and most recently, Amethyst Child which published in May 2008. Her debut novel Century was the winner of the Book Trust Teenage Book Prize in 2005. In her spare time, Sarah campaigns with a local human rights group and is learning to play violin. She now lives with her family in Chippenham, Wiltshire.