About Sara-Mae

Sara-Mae Tuson is a podcast producer, freelance editor and copywriter with over 14 years of publishing and editorial experience. She’s worked with magazines, global pharmaceutical companies, a national charity and ad agencies, amongst others. With a diverse range of experience, from developing award winning podcasts from concept to completion, as well as providing scintillating copy and editorial services across a wide variety of communications projects, she has a passion for storytelling. She is Senior Producer for her indie podcast company, Fable Gazers, which won a British Podcast Award for their very first serial podcast. Learn more about Sara-Mae’s editorial experience.

Check out her foray into audio book narration for Jennifer Kloester’s epic novel: Jane Austen’s Ghost!

Sara-Mae has also had short fiction, poetry and articles published in a broad range of publications, including: the Salt anthology OverheardScouting MagazineInk, Sweat and Tears, The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse, Obsessed with Pipework, 433, Trespass, The London Magazine, Inky Needles, Rising and more. She was the first female editor of The London Magazine and edited Trespass magazine, now sadly dormant. Working with InkTears as Editorial Director, she has edited and helped manage the publication and production of several collections of short stories, as well as producing a number of video interviews with writers. Sara-Mae is currently working on her debut novel, a hilarious YA fantasy adventure with a captivating romance at its core.’


To talk to me about audio projects, copywriting or just to have a chat, please do get in touch.

When it comes to writing, I’m working on my debut novel and I also write short fiction and poetry. You can find a list of my published work here.

I love music and cinema. I believe watching the movie ‘Singing in the rain’ can make anyone at least 25% happier.



Top 10 movies 

  1. Singing in the Rain
  2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  3. The Fall (2006)
  4. Get Out
  5. Memento
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  7. Call Me By Your Name
  8. Kill Bill (I and II) but I think of them as one film so…
  9. The Hunger Games
  10. The Shining


Top 10 podcasts

  1. Serial
  2. This American Life
  3. The Guilty Feminist
  4. The Adam Buxton Podcast
  5. Standard Issue Magazine
  6. The Allusionist
  7. Song Exploder
  8. My Dad Wrote a Porno
  9. Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review
  10. Savage Lovecast

Top 10 TV Series

  1. The Wire
  2. Firefly
  3. Mad Men
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  5. Fleabag
  6. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  7. Breaking Bad and spin off, Better Call Saul
  8. The Haunting of Hill House
  9. Russian Doll
  10. Killing Eve


Things I’m enjoying at the moment… Line of Duty, Shrill, Ru Paul’s Drag Race…


Top 12 YA books

(I couldn’t narrow it down any more…)

  1. The Raven Boys (the entire series is gold) by Maggie Stiefvater. I truly think this woman is a genius.
  2. The Importance of Being Normal (by my friend and writer’s group member Lisa Williamson)
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  4. Half Bad by Sally Green (again, I love all the books in this series)
  5. The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
  6. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (and basically all her books)
  7. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling (you may have heard of them…)
  8. The Witch Finder duology series by Ruth Warbarton (I’m trying to convince her to make it a trilogy because I loved the first two books so much)
  9. The Owl Service by Alan Garner
  10. The Runner by Cynthia Voigt
  11. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  12. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery


Books I’m reading at the moment that I’ve loved: Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney, Runemarks by Joanne Harris and of course, I usually have a Georgette Heyer novel on the go…


Top 10 bands [of the last five minutes…the list would be ridiculous if I had to do my all time top 10]

  1. Sufjan Stevens
  2. LAISH (featured on season 1 of my little podcast company, Fable Gazers: the Sugar Baby Confessionals)
  3. This Is The Kit
  4. Willy Mason (who I got to sing with on a couple of lucky occasions…)
  5. Ezra Furman
  6. Sharon Van Etten
  7. Aldous Harding
  8. Kristin McClement (her album ‘The Wild Grips’ is also featured on my podcast and it is utterly gorgeous)
  9. Dead Man’s Bones (Ryan Gosling’s band!)
  10. Perfume Genius

My own band is called Scarlet Starlings and we’re currently recording an album. You can see dorky band pictures and order our first album here.