Jody Sabral is an international best-selling author (I NEVER LIE, June 2018), award winning writer (CWA Debut Dagger, 2014) and now turned film director (THE WRONG CAR), her directorial debut. She is also a broadcast journalist who lived in Istanbul, Turkey, for ten years until 2012, working as a foreign correspondent and documentary film maker for various international broadcasters. While not writing crime fiction or making film Jody works for BBC News Gathering in London.

Jody is represented by Ivan Mulcahy (literary) and Marc Simonson (dramatic rights) @ MMB Creative. Her debut psychological thriller I NEVER LIE, set in East London was published by Canelo in June 2018 and topped the US Kindle chart within a few months. Becoming a the digital success,  I NEVER LIE will be available in print early 2019.

Jody self-published her first novel Changing Borders in 2012 and enrolled on the MA in creative writing at City University, London, where she wrote her second book The Movement, securing the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger in 2014.

Jody’s broadcast experience to date includes contributions to the BBC, France 24, CBC Canada, Iran’s English language news channel Press TV, Aljazeera and award-winning Metropolis TV, an arm of VPRO the Netherlands. Jody writes for the Huffington Post, Al-Monitor and Brics Post on Turkey and has guest lectured at universities including SOAS and Huddersfield on Turkish democracy.


These days Jody divides her time between St Leonards-on-Sea and London.

Jody can be contacted on the following email:


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