Hi, I’m Sam!

I’ve been writing my whole life, scribbling stories on anything close to hand from the shopping list to napkins to post-it notes (don’t mention post-its to hubby haha).

I grew up reading fantasy of the likes of Anne McCaffrey, and have been a lifelong vampire fan, along with all things spooky – but wasn’t introduced to paranormal romance until my late teens. I knew immediately that romance was the element I’d been missing from my other reading, and from my writing! After all, it’s a huge and important part of our everyday lives. When I realised it was possible to have characters with a full range of emotions as well as an epic adventure, my writing life was forever altered.

I completed a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing after high school and spent the next several years in my writing cave, working on a novel that is now in a drawer somewhere, followed by a couple of others who shared the same fate. (What can I say? I’m a recovering perfectionist.)

I came close to debuting my novel career in 2009, then ended up pregnant and took some time off to have kids. I debuted for real in 2019 with Sorcery and Stardust and won ARRA’s Favourite Debut Romance Author for 2019, which was extremely cool!

I write speculative fiction that doesn’t fit particularly well into any specific sub-genre, but after many years and a lot of angst, I’m okay with that. I love all my characters and their stories for different reasons, but have a soft spot for an excellent villain and a tortured protagonist.

I currently live in south east Melbourne, Victoria, with my hubby, two kids, a Golden Retriever and a turtle. I volunteer with the Romance Writers of Australia, and I’m passionate about good writing, interesting characters and happily ever afters.

Feathers In My Cap

Winner – ARRA’s Favourite Debut Author for 2019

Placegetter – Romance Writers of Australia’s Spicy Bites Anthology, themed ‘leather.’