Sarah Armstrong was an award-winning journalist at the ABC before writing three novels for adults, including Salt Rain which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. She has since written two books for children – Big Magic and its sequel, Magic Awry. She lives with her partner, Alan, and their daughter, Amelia, in the NSW town of Mullumbimby, which features (if slightly disguised!) in all her novels.
PRAISE FOR MAGIC AWRY 'Sometimes reading sweeps you away on an adventure and you just can’t stop. This book was my adventure, with all the ingredients of a perfect page-turner: friendship, magic, family and loyalty. I loved it.' – Nova Weetman, author of The Jammer PRAISE FOR BIG MAGIC ‘My heart was in my mouth as I followed Tulsi’s search for her mother. A wonderful adventure with the sort of magic I could really believe in.’ – Lian Tanner, author of The Keepers trilogy ‘This book had me on page one. Like Harry Potter, it feels like there’s a treat in every paragraph. Kids will devour it and then read it again. [It's] an earthy, life-shaking tale of real magic and the responsibilities that come with power.’ –Tristan Bancks, author of Two Wolves ‘If I didn’t believe in magic before reading this, I certainly do now. Sarah takes you through parallel universes, across continents and into magical circus tents so deftly, with pure heart.’ – Zanni Louise, author of the Humankind series ‘A perfect mix of magic, mystery and suspense! I loved it!’ – Deborah Abela, author of the Grimsdon trilogy