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. Sam’s second book, Lilliput was published in 2013 in the UK by Andersen Press and in the USA in 2015 by Peachtree. Sam’s latest book Hercufleas was published in the UK in 2015 and will be published in the USA in 2016 by Clarion. Sam Gayton is currently working on a new book, His Royal Whiskers which will be published in the UK by Andersen Press in January 2017. Sam’s books have also be translated into many different languages including: German, Spanish and Turkish.

If you would like to find out more about Sam you can do so via his website: www.samgayton.com