Mila Gray is the pseudonym for author Sarah Alderson. Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and tutu-wearing daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home. She now lives in Bali. "
"She is the author of YA novels Hunting Lila and Losing Lila, as well as a further four novels and several short stories.
Ever dreamed of quitting your job and setting off on a round the world adventure? Sarah Alderson (who writes using the pseudonym Mila Gray) did exactly that! Her latest novel, Come Back To Me is out on 23rd October and available now on eBook.
@JustChezBubbles Not until next march. Sorry! Thanks for thinking of me.
by @sarahalderson - 22 hours ago
RT @gabbybarnes00: If u want to read a book with crazy emotion that will capture ur heart, I highly recommend reading Come Back To Me by Mi…
by @sarahalderson - 5 days ago
Me: 'So, do you have lessons? English? Math?' 11yo: 'No. We made friendship bracelets.'
by @sarahalderson - 6 days ago
me: 'How's your new school?' 11yo 'It's an unschool. It's great. We made a Ouija board the other day and contacted Marilyn Monroe." Me:
police helicopter flying over my house... did I lock the back door? #famouslastwords
by @sarahalderson - 8 days ago
Hunting Lila casts Lila - one year ago
Very excited to share this first bit of news about the Hunting Lila movie:
“UK-based Pari Passu Films is prepping YA project Hunting Lila and has attached American Honey breakout Sasha Lane to the title role. Oscar winning VFX supervisor Paul J Franklin is attached to make his directorial debut on the picture that’s based on the first in the series of books written by Sarah Alderson.” – Deadline.
To read the full press release click here.
Sasha is garnering rave reviews at the moment for her star turn in Andrea Arnold’s American Honey and I couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s going to be playing Lila.
It’s also been an absolute pleasure to work with the incredibly talented, multiple Oscar and Bafta-winning Paul Franklin. It’s an all round brilliant team and I’ll be bringing you more casting news over the summer so ... Read More »
Signing in Bristol - 2 years ago
My travel memoir CAN WE LIVE HERE? is out now (published by Blink). I will be doing a talk and signing at Stanfords in Bristol on October 22nd.
I’ll also be signing any of my other books you want to bring along. Hope to see you there!
Win a Copy of my new book! - 2 years ago
Can We Live Here? is now out!
Based on the trip I took with my husband John and our daughter and the blog I wrote of the same name, it’s part travel memoir and part guide to quitting your job and following your passions.
Find out what made us quit our lives in London and head out on the open road with just a toddler and rucksacks in tow and how we lived for five years in beautiful Bali.
You can enter to win a copy of the book here:
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Double Whammy Book Birthday - 2 years ago
About six years ago I was sitting on the 7.38 train to London Bridge and I turned to John and said:
‘I’m going to write a blog. What do you think about the title ‘Can we live here?’
Back then I think I possibly harboured a tiny hope that maybe one day I might turn it into a book or find a way to monetise it somehow. I mean, people did that back then. Remember Belle du Jour? I wasn’t a call girl but I thought maybe there was some potential, not to become a call girl, but to write a blog.
I guess one thing you can say about me is that I never let that small thing called probability bother me. I never weigh odds (probably because I’m not very good at maths) or think ‘well, the chances of that happening are zero ... Read More »
Win Copies of This Is One Moment - 2 years ago
The Blog Tour for THIS IS ONE MOMENT starts today!
Be sure to follow it as I’ll be doing Q&As, offering excerpts from the book, and giving away signed copies.
Here are the dates and blog names.
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