Sam Gayton lives by the sea in Margate. In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University and not long after published his first book, The Snow Merchant. He loves American novels, Italian food and the English countryside. When he’s not writing, he likes playing old board games, strumming his guitar and joining as many rock bands as possible (currently at seven)…

Sam’s first novel, The Snow Merchant was published by Andersen Press in 2011 and in 2016 it was published in the USA by Simon & Schuster under the title The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn. Since his first book, Sam has had three more books published in the UK all with Andersen Press, Lilliput, Hercufleas and his most recent, His Royal Whiskers. Sam is currently working on this 5th book, The Last Zoo which is due to be published in March 2019.

Lilliput has also been published in the USA by Peachtree, Hercufleas by Clarion and His Royal Whiskers was published by Simon & Schuster USA. Sam’s books have also be translated into many different languages including: German, Spanish and Turkish.

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