Sarah J Maxwell
Sarah J Maxwell loves literature. At 31, she received a First Class degree in English with Creative Writing. Leaving her stress in London in 2018, she moved to Tasmania and found her writer’s voice. Sarah’s reading choice is mainly YA fantasy, but she’ll pick up any recommended book. When not writing or reading, Sarah walks her dogs, Bob and Fred, claiming inspiration ignites while traipsing through the Australian Bush. She has a passion for her craft and writes every day.
Sarah’s four-legged friends,
Bob and Fred.
Sarah loves cups of
tea and sweet treats.
Author Sarah’s other love is theatre—over the years, she’s acted in several plays. Her claim to fame is sharing membership of the same theatre company with Jude Law, whom she saw on stage in a production of Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie.
Friends, family, and cups of tea are priorities. Sarah’s also partial to a gin and tonic, chocolate, and cake.
Released worldwide on 20 January 2021
Two lives half-lived, a secret too big to hide
When friendship grows, everything changes for Billy and Jane.
Thirteen-year-old Jane has grown up fast—she has no choice, her mum’s taken to drinking a lot. Jane feels invisible until she meets Billy Lemonade. Billy makes Jane smile again, transporting her from a lonely existence—but what secret lies beneath the Lemonade Tower?
If friendship is all you have, how far would you go to keep it? What if that means all you know is untrue and, when facing a forgotten memory, realising nothing will ever be the same?