"Having spent most of her life in London, our guest blogger Sarah Alderson quit her job in the non-profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round-the-world trip with her husband and princess-obsessed daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia, and the US, they settled in Bali where Sarah now spends her days writing by the pool and drinking lots of coconuts. She finished her first novel Hunting Lila (now in the early stages of film development) just before they left the UK, wrote the sequel on the beach in India, and had signed a two book deal with Simon & Schuster by the time they reached Bali. A third book, Fated, about a teenage demon slayer, which was written during their stay in California, was published in January 2012 by Simon Pulse (an imprint of Simon & Schuster). Sarah is currently working on several screenplays as well as two further young adult novels - both thrillers - which are scheduled for release by Simon & Schuster in 2013.'
I just dove right into the pool of walling in self-pity head first. She's like a real-life fictional character. Who gets to have a life like this? Go ahead depress yourself, read all about her and look upon her smiling face here. I mean Bali!! Seriously? And to think she left the not-for-profit world just to live in Bali and write books.