Hello! I'm Sarah Turner, aka The Unmumsy Mum

I live in Exeter with my husband, James, and our three boys: Henry, Jude and Wilf. I dabbled in careers in finance, then higher education, before a 'warts and all' parenting blog I started to let off steam gathered unexpected online momentum and writing became my full-time job. That still hasn't sunk in ...


Stepping Up

My debut novel is out now! 


Beth has never stuck at anything. She's quit more jobs and relationships than she can remember and she still sleeps in her childhood bedroom. It's not that she hasn't tried to grow up, it's just that so far, the only commitment she's held down is Friday drinks at the village pub. Then, in the space of a morning, her world changes. An unspeakable tragedy turns Beth's life upside down, and she finds herself guardian to her teenage niece and toddler nephew, catapulted into an unfamiliar world of bedtime stories, parents' evenings and cuddly elephants. Having never been responsible for anyone - or anything - it's not long before she feels seriously out of her depth. What if she's simply not up to the job? With a little help from her best friend Jory (purely platonic, of course ...) and her lovely, lonely next-door neighbour, Albert, Beth is determined that this time she's not giving up. 

It's time to step up. 

The Unmumsy Mum