Author Sarah Jane Butfield was born in Ipswich, and raised in rural Suffolk, UK. Sarah Jane is a wife, mother, ex-qualified nurse and now an international best-selling author. Married three times with four children, three stepchildren and two playful Australian Cattle dogs she an experienced modern day mum to her 'Brady bunch', but she loves every minute of their convoluted lives. Sarah Jane loves to connect with her readers so feel free to connect on Twitter @SarahJanewrites
Sarah Jane, the roving Florence Nightingale, has had a successful career as a nurse and used her nursing and later teaching qualifications to take her around the world. She is now the successful author of a travel memoir series set in Australia and France. In addition, she recently released the first two books in a series of self-help literature for aspiring and debut self-published authors: The Accidental Author and The Amateur Authorpreneur. Her new nursing memoir, Ooh Matron! Released on 14th September 2015 is book one in The Nomadic Nurse Series and is already attracting 5-star reviews.
Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure, her debut travel memoir, and the award-winning sequel Two dogs and a suitcase: Clueless in Charente, are regularly found high in the Amazon rankings in categories including; Parenting, Grief, Christian faith, Step-parenting, Travel and France. Her culinary memoir, Our Frugal Summer in Charente was recently voted as one of the 'Top 50 self-published books worth reading in 2015'.
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What's the story behind your latest book?
Glass Half Full is the story of how our Australian dream was tested by adversity. The journals from which the book is written were never intended to be the basis for a book, they were written as form of self help to get me through some of the most traumatic experiences of my life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I originally thought only friends and family would be interested in reading about our experiences, which is why I self published. However, it has been an amazing experience to have other people read my story, email me and offer advice and support. It is quite a surreal experience.
When a travel diary becomes a memoir there are always details from behind the scenes which are edited out or not fully expanded upon.
In this special edition ebook author Robert Fear reveals some untold facts and stories that occurred during the period covered in his travel diary as he takes you behind the scenes of his travel memoir, Fred's Diary 1981.
This book takes a lighthearted look at my training leading up to an ultra marathon in 2015, which took me from a standing start completing 5K Parkruns to attempting extreme fitness challenges while eating a fish based diet!
Sarah Jane's Travel Memoirs Boxset contains three travel memoirs featuring expat family travel experiences. Find out how, as a family, they faced life-changing events in Australia and France and survived!
The Nomadic Nurse Series Book One: Let's start at the beginning with Sarah Jane as a sixteen-year-old country girl, a bit old fashioned, but who has a mischievous sense of humour and who suddenly decides she wants to be a nurse!
When the move from Australia to France leaves an expat family with little money and no jobs, Sarah Jane has to improvise to feed her family. Converting her garden into a micro small-holding, she finds innovative ways to use vegetables and foods foraged from the fields and hedgerows in Charente. Funny anecdotes, recipes and gardening tips in a memoir which belongs to the Sarah
"Take two dogs, an expat family and eventually some other animals, facing all that France can throw at them, and you have another brutally honest episode in Sarah Jane's travel stories!"
French exploits as we endeavour to rebuild our lives in another new country, after spending four and half years in Australia.
Is the glass half empty or half full? Ironically, sometimes life influences our view, and alters our perception.
Life is never without its challenges, but how many life-changing events can one family endure before they reach breaking point? Find out in this heart wrenching and touching true story.