Eventually, Sally taught herself to read at the age of fourteen, and the world of her imagination also became something she could put on paper. She went on to obtain five O-levels and graduated from Central St. Martin's Art School with a First Class Honours degree. Sally worked for 15 years working for the Newcastle University Theatre, first as a set designer and then in costumes, as her dyslexia tended to be a problem when drawing up technical plans for the sets.
Sally then went on to become an award-winning author and illustrator of more than 28 books, including picture books, novels for middle-school readers, and historical fiction for young adults. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and she's sold over 1.5 million copies in [Source]
Author's Comment: I was badly bullied at school because I was different from other children. I had trouble tying my shoes, and coordinating my clothes, and I had no idea what C-A-T spelled once the teacher took away the picture. My brain was said to be a sieve rather than a sponge - I was the child who lost the information rather than retained it.
I stayed in kindergarten until I was really too old to be there and finally was asked to leave the school. This became a pattern that repeated itself throughout my learning years.
At eleven I was told I was word-blind. This was before anyone mentioned the un-sayable, un-teachable, un-spellable word dyslexia, which, hey-ho, even to this day I can't spell!
I eventually ended up in a school for maladjusted children because there was no other school that would take me. I suppose this was the equivalent of what now would be a school for kids with ASBOs. I had been classified as "unteachable" but at the age of fourteen, when everyone had given up hope, I learned to read. The first book I read was "Wuthering Heights" and after that no one could stop me.