Samantha Priestley lives in Sheffield

where she was born and grew up with her brother and various cats and dogs.


She has been writing ever since she won a school prize

at the age of 9 for a story about a girl waking up

as a butterfly.

Her short stories have been published in magazines

and anthologies around the world.

In 2007 Samantha’s first novel, Despite Losing it on Finkle Street, was published by Pioneer Readers, and in 2008 her short story, The Handprint Child, won first prize in the H E Bates competition.