Creative Pumpkin Publishing is an award-winning, independent small press. Founded by the author Sarah Rayner in 2014, we publish fiction, memoir and non-fiction, including the Making Friends series of reference books, which provide clear and comforting guidance on those mental and physical health issues many people find hard to talk about.

Our aim is inform, support and entertain readers of all ages with books that are written and illustrated with warmth and humour, and thereby help to promote compassion for ourselves and others.

All our titles are published worldwide, in English, in e-book, audio and print and are available through Amazon worldwide and selected stores.


Sarah is the author of six novels and 12 non-fiction titles. She had her first novel published in 2001, and her third novel, One Moment, One Morning, was an international bestseller and she has sold over 750,000 copies worldwide. Her books have been translated into 20 languages and published as far apart as Russia, Brazil and Norway.

Sarah also has 25 years’ experience of copywriting in advertising and marketing, and drew upon these skills to self-publish her first non-fiction book in 2014, the widely acclaimed Making Friends with Anxiety.

Sarah Rayner is an affiliate of ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors, and you can find out more about the organisation here:

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…meet the team