I'm Sareeta Domingo, a writer and hopeful-but-realistic romantic (with a desperate need to qualify things). Born in Camberwell, South East London, I spent my formative years in Bahrain, when my family moved there for my father's job. I work as an editor at an imprint of Harper Collins that is legendary for its romantic fiction (hint hint) by day, and squeeze writing into my mornings, evenings and weekends (while doing loads of other really interesting stuff too, obviously...)
Having been commissioned to write erotic short stories published in compilations for Agent Provocateur, and then an erotic novella for Pavilion Books, I turned my hand to pursuing a (not quite so erotic, but sexy, emotional, tension-filled) story that had been on my mind for as long as I can remember. This became my first full-length novel, THE NEARNESS OF YOU (Piatkus, May 2016).
I write occasional reviews of contemporary romance books on my blog, The Palate Cleanser:
And until mid-2021, I also shared a Book of the Week every Thursday, 845-9am on the Morning Mari* Breakfast show on Worldwide FM (worldwidefm.net/), archived on this very website here:
In a full-circle manner, I now live back in South East London, with my husband, my cat, and my daydreams.
In case you need it, here's my...
Sareeta Domingo is the author of The Three of Us, (originally published as The Nearness of You), and creator, editor and contributing writer of romantic fiction anthology Who's Loving You. Her novel If I Don't Have You was shortlisted for the Diverse Book Awards 2021. She has also written numerous erotic short stories and an erotic novella with Pavilion Books, and her books for Young Adults are published under S.A. Domingo, including Love on the Main Stage, shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year 2021. She has contributed to publications including, iNews, gal-dem, Black Ballad, Stylist and Token Magazine, has appeared on BBC Woman's Hour and Sky Arts Book Club, and has taken part in events for Primadonna Festival, Black Girls Book Club and the Royal Society of Literature among others. She lives in South East London.
sareetadomingo.com // @SareetaDomingo
Agent – Lizzy Kremer at David Higham Associates: www.davidhigham.co.uk/agents-dh/lizzy-kremer/
Image: Nwaka Okparaeke