Sarah Lean

Children’s Author

Bestselling author of A Dog Called Homeless

About me

My fascination with animals began when I was aged eight and a stray cat walked in the back door and decided to adopt me. As a child I wanted to be a writer and used to dictate stories to my mother and she’d type them up on an old borrowed typewriter. It wasn’t until I bought a laptop of my own a few years ago now that I decided to type them myself. 

I love gardening, being outdoors, art, calligraphy, wildlife and animals. I live in Dorset and share the space around my desk with my two dogs, Harry and Coco.

The Good Bear is back this winter!

OUT NOW in Paperback!

Children’s Book of the Month for November at Waterstones

Magical snow-soft illustrations by the very talented Fiona Woodcock.


Waterstones’ Children’s book of the month for November 2021


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Cold day but a warm welcome and lovely writing chat with Anara and Sian at @westbournebooks Also signed some Good Bears ✍️! @simonkids_UK SarahLean1 photo
My heartfelt thanks for all the support from the lovely booksellers @waterstones for the most joyous celebration with The Good Bear as Children's Book of The Month in November. I have had the time of my life and am still so happy 🙏💙 #thegoodbear SarahLean1 photo

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If you’d like to know more about me, the books or writing, then I’d love to hear from you.


Contact me about events in schools, libraries or festivals. I like to encourage creativity in writing using drama, fun and workshops to suit a project with a particular focus on characters. Happy to discuss and tailor.