Sarah Naughton

Sarah Naughton was born in 1975 and grew up in Dorset. She escaped to London aged 17 to study English at UCL, and has lived there ever since. She spent 10 years writing ads before giving up to have children. The Hanged Man Rises is her first novel and she is currently writing a second. She lives in South London with her husband and two sons.

Books by this Author

Shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Children's Book Award 2013!When their parents are killed in a fire, Titus Adams and his little sister Hannah are left to fend for themselves in the cruel and squalid slums of Victorian London. Taking shelter with his friend and saviour, Inspector Pilbury, Titus should feel safe. But though the inspector has just caught and hung a notorious child-murderer, the murders haven't stopped. Now everyone is a suspect, even the inspector himself, and unless Titus can find a...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. 'Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.' C. S. Lewis

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Doesn't everyone prefer villains to heroes? The devil, probably.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Days having 500% fewer hours in them than they did when I was a kid.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. GSOH, a liking for country walks, and muscles like Khal Drogo.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mother-in-law: the nicest person I've ever known, and consequently the most loved.