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Sally Tottle

  • Andrea Badenoch Fiction Award, 2020
Sally Tottle

Sally Tottle is a part-time writer, part-time cook in a not-for-profit vegetarian cafe and full-time parent living in Bradford. She writes poetry, short stories and a blog supporting families to grow food at home. Her ghost story, ‘After the Funeral’, appeared in a collection published by Disquieted Dreams Press (2016) and her flash fiction featured in Leeds Trinity University’s Mystery anthology (2019). Her poetry has been published in Northern Life (2015) and will appear in Huddersfield University’s Grist anthology. Sally was educated at UCL and Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside.

After a career in environmental education, six years ago she acted on a longstanding desire to develop her writing by enrolling on an evening class at Bradford College. Since then she has joined L.T.U.’s MA creative writing programme and is currently working on her first novel, Borrowed Time, the story of a dysfunctional family living in a dystopian future. Sally recently acquired four hens.


“I am passionate about making my novel the best it can be and reaching a wide readership. Winning the Northern Writers’ Andrea Badenoch Award will be a huge boost. I couldn’t be more thrilled.”

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