Sally grew up in Tynemouth, a small coastal town in Tyne and Wear. She went to a convent school in Newcastle, run by mad nuns who sold pictures of the Pope between lessons. After escaping, she studied History at the University of Durham.
Sally worked for many years at the coal face of corporate marketing. Her most depressing job was marketing an insolvency practitioner to very sad bankrupt business people. It was terrible. Eventually in 2004, she met Steve and was married a year later, throwing away her high heels and smart suits and settling down into helping on the farm.
As a slightly horrifying dowry, Sally brought with her an elderly and very grumpy Shetland pony called Gladys and her much loved rescue cat called Cyril.
Steve and Sally set up High House Farm Brewery in 2004, and converted their Grade 2 listed farm buildings into an award winning tearoom, microbrewery and wedding venue. They sold the business to Heather and Gary in 2009.
Sally now spends her time farming sheep, looking after her children, writing, working, madly hoovering and fighting the urge to lie down on the carpet or fall asleep under a blanket.