Sarah Jane Weldon is a British cozy mystery author. On an average day you'll find her working on the set of a new film or television series, ice swimming in a remote location, or sat in her favourite fireside chair plotting a character's demise.
Sarah isn't a fan of her middle name 'Jane' (she prefers to be called Sarah) but readers were getting her mixed up with another person who wrote hot and steamy books, so she decided to add 'Jane' to help readers find her books.
Outside of her writing, Sarah is a lover of cats, and even her Italian Greyhound is more cat-like than your average dog.
Sarah is passionate about children's literacy and regularly works with schools through Skype in the Classroom, School Speakers, as a STEM Ambassador, and through the UK registered environmental and STEM education charity 'Oceans Project' which she founded with a small group of IDP children whilst working for the Ministry of Education and Science in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. In 2014 Microsoft Education named Sarah as a 'woman changing the world through technology' for International Women's Day for her work with schools worldwide.
A large percentage of Sarah's book royalties directly supports Oceans Project's work with disadvantaged young people, sending them on Earthwatch expeditions worldwide where they get to work one on one with sharks, coral reefs, and in the rainforest carrying out citizen science projects with leading experts in the field.
UK readers can support Oceans Project by shopping on Amazon Smile.
Sarah's love for the water was recently filmed for a Channel 4 documentary series looking at her DNA and family history.