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Sarah Bullen

the book mentor

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MENTOR / LITERARY AGENT / BEST SELLING AUTHOR

Literary Agent, Mentor, Writing Coach

Sarah Bullen is an international writing mentor and literary agent. She works with writers all over the world to tell their stories, and write that book. Founder of The Writing Room and Kent Literary, she has had over 180 books published by writers she has mentored over the last two decades. As well as being a regular guest on talk shows, podcasts, literary festivals and writers’ circles, Sarah has been leading international writing retreats and adventures since 2014.

Sarah has written over 14 books as a professional ghostwriter for business and thought leaders and celebrities.  

Her own books have been on the shelves since 2005 and most recent titles are
Write your Book in 100 Days!  Stop Mucking about and Just Write It 
​and the NDE book
Love & Above – A Journey into Shamanism, Coma and Joy.

Sarah's latest book is Love and Above. A journey through Shamanism Coma and Joy.  has garnered international interest and attention with its sensational story. 

A decade ago, after a crazy set of events, Sarah ended up in a month-long coma. In that time she travelled through near-death and into other realms and worlds. She came back with an urgent message from beyond, and a spark to follow which she shares in the book and her life. 

Sarah lost her husband to cancer and is a breast cancer survivor herself, and her message is inspire people to find joy and bliss in the adventures of life. 

She lives in Cape Town and spends part of the year in Greece and Botswana. She is a qualified Family Constellations facilitator and works with Writing with the Ancestors. Through these endeavors, I passionately foster the art of storytelling, curating storytelling retreats, and facilitating women's rites of passage and rituals that encapsulate the profound impact of narrative expression.

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Sarah's expertise and heartfelt care are a rare find. I highly recommend her services as a writing coach and literary agent and am very grateful to have found her.

- Colleen-Joy Page Author of 'The Apple Tree and The Wisdom Well Way'

IF YOU NEED MORE INFO ABOUT SARAH BULLEN

As a literary agent she represents authors of non-fiction and celebrity memoirs.  Before the world of books, Sarah had a 10-year career as a newspaper and magazine journalist and editor. She was known as a features writer and her first book Hey Baby! The Hip New Mom's Guide that's all about You (Penguin) was commissioned in 2003.  It was a bestseller. Her second book Romance 101! Can your Relationship Survive your Kids and Other Passion Killers? (Penguin 2005) sold only 2,000 copies.  Luckily her more recent books have repaired her own reputation as an author. Since starting The Writing Room, Sarah has guided and mentored over 1,000 authors around the world through her masterclasses, mentorships and writing events.

She works with both novel writers and non fiction authors and has run the How to Write a Romance  (Harlequin + Avon) for 15 years.

Sarah's own story is inspirational has taken her to stages all over the world to talk about her Near Death Experience.  This journey is the story in her latest book Love and Above: A journey through shamanism, coma and joy. (2022 Tafelberg). 

She was just 34 with a young family when her husband discovered he had a brain tumour. As he pursued a shamanic path to fight the cancer, they were both catapulted into a strange and magical world of ritual and ceremony. Then the impossible happened. As he entered his last weeks of life - Sarah too ended up fighting for her own life, in a coma on life support. She was to remain in the coma for four weeks and travelled through near-death and into other realms and worlds.  Her three week journey was recorded and has become a NDE story that captivates audiences from USA  to UK and in magazines from Marie Claire to Men’s Health and on talk shows and stages. 

After her husband died of brain cancer in 2012 she moved to a Greece island to heal, write and run writers retreats.  

MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS

Sarah has been featured in include: 


Elle Decoration (UK, Greece, Germany, South Africa), Women’s Health, Men's Health, Marie Claire, House and Leisure
House and Garden, Business Day, Business Day Wanted lifestyle supplement, New Media Publishing (freelance lifestyle writer and reviewer for a few of their custom titles), The Guardian (UK), Mail & Guardian, The Times, The Good Weekend, Fair Lady, Femina, Your Baby, Horizons, CNBC, eNCA, Cape Talk, SABC. Al Jazeera. Radio 707, Cape Talk and countless podcasts. 

She was the former personal finance editor at the Mail & Guardian, radio news editor at Business Day radio and had a 10 year career as a magazine publisher and editor. ​

​She also does traditional oral storytelling in women's circles and events, bringing centuries old stories to life … around fires, in circles and to those who need an old story to show them a new way. ​
Sarah is a frequent keynote speaker,  guest on talk shows and literary festivals and a contributor to magazines internationally.
She is an MC who hosts book launches and conferences.
She lectures in personal narrative fiction at MA level.   
Sarah has written over 14 books as a professional ghostwriter for business and thought leaders and celebrities.  

Her own books have been on the shelves since 2005 and most recent titles are
Write your Book in 100 Days!  Stop Mucking about and Just Write It 
​and the NDE book
Love & Above – A Journey into Shamanism, Coma and Joy.

Sarah's latest book is Love and Above. A journey through Shamanism Coma and Joy.  has garnered international interest and attention with its sensational story. 

A decade ago, after a crazy set of events, Sarah ended up in a month-long coma. In that time she travelled through near-death and into other realms and worlds. She came back with an urgent message from beyond, and a spark to follow which she shares in the book and her life. 

Sarah lost her husband to cancer and is a breast cancer survivor herself, and her message is inspire people to find joy and bliss in the adventures of life. 

She lives in Cape Town and spends part of the year in Greece and Botswana. She is a qualified Family Constellations facilitator and works with Writing with the Ancestors. Through these endeavors, I passionately foster the art of storytelling, curating storytelling retreats, and facilitating women's rites of passage and rituals that encapsulate the profound impact of narrative expression.

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Sarah Bullen is an MC hosting events, author talks and interviews with authors. She is a professional keynote speaker at business events, conferences and workshops. 

INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE TALKS  

The stories we tell and the myths we make (40 mins)

Have you ever asked yourself what story you are living, and how you can create a radically different one?  Sarah Bullen is a storytelling mentor and author and she will share her own journey to discover how rock bottom is a door that can open into a new life.​ We will look at how mythic journeys have happened since time began, the Seven Thresholds we must all cross to move into adulthood, and how the stories we hear can form our entire response to hardship and difficult times.

Have you been listening to the wrong stories? What are the bigger and older ones? 


BOOK TALKS  (either 60 mins or a 4 hour workshop)

1. How to Build a Book: How to Plan, Write and Sell your Book in 100 Days
2. Write your Novel in 100 Days
3. How to Write a Romance Novel 
4.  How to Write for Magazines and Blogs and Get Published


Sarah Bullen is a multi-published author, international writing coach and literary agent. Founder of The Writing Room and Kent Literary, she has had over 100 books published by writers she has mentored. As well as being a regular guest on talk shows, podcasts and writers’ circles, Sarah has been leading international writing retreats and adventures for the past decade. 

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