My Bio

I previously taught history at the University of Nottingham, the WEA and Derbyshire County Council and in my spare time, I dabble as a registrar for Nottinghamshire County Council's Registration Service performing marriage ceremonies and funerals.

I am on the Executive Committee for the Nottinghamshire Local History Association and also the editor of The Nottinghamshire Historian Magazine. I always welcome articles on anything to do with the county's history.

I have a Masters Degree in history from the University of Nottingham  and written a few factual books under my married name of Seaton, I have also written many articles for the Nottingham Post. I was lucky enough to receive the Nottinghamshire Women of Influence Award back in 2014 and a Queens Award in 2015. 

I love country walks, especially in the Peak District where I love to include caves, trees and water in my walking schedule. I practice Yoga and have recently taken up art again painting mainly in watercolour or acrylic. Writing has always been a hobby and cathartic experience for me. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Sarah L Francis 2019

Home Life

Growing up in a male orientated household instilled in me life's perspectives from the male brain which has helped me immensely whilst writing on behalf of male characters.

 I have been married for over 30 years and we have three children together.  On our marriage I gained two step-children and we now have 9 grandchildren from our five children and Suki, our Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier  who we gave a home to after the death of our beloved Yorkie Charlie Chubbs.

Home is a late 1960's house on the edge of suburbia in Nottinghamshire.  Four minutes from my door and I am in open countryside. 

My favourite holiday place is the Fethiye area of Turkey, which is our second home.