Hello there, I’m Sam.
I live in Cheshire with my lovely family and our cat Mitzie, who works tirelessly, promoting my books!
When not writing I’m cycling, drinking coffee (see T-shirt below!), meditating or eating cake. I love baking, but watch out – one short story I sold reflected the time I accidentally slathered puddings with Hollandaise sauce, instead of custard!
My background is in languages, encouraged by a childhood love of holidays in France. In my twenties, I formed part of the Opening Crew at Disneyland Paris, which allowed me to enjoy that wonderful city – surely the most romantic place in the world. I loved writing the sequel to Doubting Abbey – From Paris with Love – and mentally revisited some of my favourite Parisian haunts. In October 2014 I travelled to inspiring Japan. My summer 2015 book, Game of Scones, is set in sunny Greece.
Despite this love of foreign climes, I’m never happier than when holed up, in my spare room, in the UK, tapping away at the keyboard. Before becoming a published novelist, I wrote short fiction. I made my first magazine sale in 2011. Since then I’ve sold many dozens of stories to mainstream women’s magazines.
My debut novel, Doubting Abbey, from HarperCollins (CarinaUK), was inspired by the hit series Downton Abbey. It was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction Best Romantic Ebook award, 2014. My bestselling summer novel, Game of Scones, reached #5 in the AmazonUK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards 2015 Best Romantic Ebook category. My summer 2016 novel, Breakfast under a Cornish Sun, also reached the Top Ten AmazonUK Kindle chart and is the perfect story for every woman searching for her very own rugged, Cornish hero. Out now is my 2017 novel The New Beginnings Coffee Club. It is a story of starting over and finding your true identity.