Sarah Williams was born in Portsmouth and brought up in nearby Gosport. She escaped in the early 2000s and headed to Brighton, where she studied for a degree in Visual Culture. Since then she has worked as a writer, researcher and community arts facilitator, not to mention barmaid, waitress, cleaner, gardener and decorator. In her spare time she likes to eat, walk, knit and smile at dogs. She is married to the author of Screw It!, Aubrey Smith.