Sally Lloyd-Jones

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a British-born children’s book writer who moved to the States in 1989 “just for a year or two”. She’s still here.

Born in Kampala, Uganda, raised in East, and West Africa and at a boarding school in the New Forest, the first book Sally ever remembers reading all the way through was The Complete Nonsense by Edward Lear. Things have not been the same since.

Sally worked in children’s book publishing for several years where her job was basically to come up with funny ideas for what books can do (pop, flap, bounce, rock, float, squeak, tick) and write stories and rhymes to go inside. In 2000, she left to write full-time.

An avid runner (sometimes of marathons), Sally loves taking photographs with her toy camera and tries her best to keep the Wolf from the Door. Sally lives in Manhattan and enjoys dividing her time between the front half of her apartment and the back.  Every day she is grateful she gets to do what she loves. lt’s her dream come true.


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