Sarah Evan's Operation Paradise is a romantic comedy crime novel set in Perth, and the first in a series. A crime and romance writer, Sarah Evans also dabbles in spec-fic, fantasy and a touch of horror. The epitome of the muti-tasker she is also a songwriter, book editor and creative writing teacher.
Sarah is an English ex-pat who has been writing short stories and novels since leaving the world of journalism in the late eighties and taking up the ‘good life’ in rural WA to raise a brood and attempt self-sufficiency.
Born in in Sussex, Sarah worked as a journalist in the UK before emigrating to Australia in 1985, where she worked on the West Australian newspaper, Countryman and the Kalgoorlie Miner; and met her future husband.
In 1988 they moved to 20-acre hobby farm, 260 km south of Perth. Sarah's first book, Seasons and Seasonings in a Teapot, a lifestyle/recipe book about the first decade of living 'the good life', including homeschooling four children.
Since then Sarah has written romance and crime novels, short stories and poetry. She writes for UK women’s magazines; her stories have been broadcast on ABC Radio and published in anthologies.
Sarah's short stories have won a host of awards including six prizes in the annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards run by Sisters in Crime Australia.
Sarah also writes songs, with her singer-songwriter daughter Mary Myfanwy; three of which feature on Mary’s debut CD From A Warm Room.
Sarah Evans is a member of Sisters in Crime Australia, the Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Novelist Association and Writers Out of the Asylum; and is the convenor of Bridgetown’s Words in the Valley, a grassroots readers and writers festival.
Sarah especially enjoys writing rom-com-crime. After all, who doesn’t love a little pash, spiced with black humour and with a thrilling, blood-curdling twist thrown in for good measure?
As well as Operation Paradise Sarah has three short story collections with Clan Destine Press.
You can also visit Sarah Evan's website.