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The Book Consultancy was founded by Sarah Williams to help authors, whether just beginning and unsure where to turn, or established and overstretched, to get their books out and into the hands of their readers, effectively and efficiently.

Sarah Williams published books

A few of the books which Sarah has written, edited and translated under the name of Sarah Matthews

As an author of over 80 books herself (under the names of both Sarah Williams and Sarah Matthews), and having worked for a number of years for the eminent French children’s book publisher, Gallimard Jeunesse, Sarah knows full well the challenges facing authors and publishers, at every stage from initial idea to finished book. Sarah’s most recent non-fiction book, published March 2015, is a practical, accessible, highly knowledgeable introduction to How To Write Crime Fiction (Robinson, 2015). Sarah has also published a historical crime-fiction mystery, set in the First World War, Small Deaths.

How To Write Crime Fiction

Sarah’s latest non-fiction book


Small Deaths cover image

Sarah’s debut crime-fiction novel

Drawing on Sarah’s own expertise, and on a range of highly-qualified specialists in different publishing fields, The Book Consultancy provides thoughtful, knowledgeable advice and support, together with firm commercial understanding and a scrupulous attention to detail.

The Book Consultancy – where ideas become books