Photo: Local Author Samantha Mckeating outside Broadhursts

First and foremost, my thanks to everyone who has helped me arrive at the foot of the ladder.

“SPANGLES” is my second full length novel, a gripping, fast-moving thriller written in three parts. Enter the world of a musician, an Italian fashion designer, the crew of a fifteenth century Caravel and a modern day conclave of thirteen ruthless criminals.  All elements of this compelling story are connected by an ancient secret which takes my readers from the luxury hotels of Amsterdam to the Riads of Morocco, the Arabian Desert to the Island of Capri and the intense beauty of Lake Garda to the Sacramonte Caves of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Become a guest with Emily Dutton in a luxurious and dangerous world, integrate into the world of high society and help her survive her father’s cut-throat dynasty and uncover the mystery of Spangles before it’s too late.

“Spangles” is available to download as a Kindle EBook on Amazon and now in paperback from Broadhurst’s Bookshop Southport from Monday 7 December 2015.

“RUBIES” is my previous and debut novel which is available as a Kindle EBook and will be in paperback from the end of January 2016.  Immerse yourself on an amazing journey through the back streets of New York City and the palaces of Myanmar in a thrilling quest of fantasy and danger, to fulfil the prophecy and legend surrounding the Meng Tuu-Kyi rubies.  Join Carrie, Fiona and Monsieur Boesflug as they fight evil forces from a time long forgotten and strive to avoid the wicked inhabitants of a black sedan chasing them across the world.

“THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD”:  Coming soon, a collection of memories, growing up in my Victorian hometown of Southport during the 1950s and 60s.  This story is based on a true and honest account of my childhood, unique in my eyes and I hope another compelling read for others.

Work in progress is an historical novel:  “ELIZABETH KILLEANEY: A LIFE LIVED”.  Based on a true life story, this novel begins in Ireland during the potato famine.  The research for this book spans more than three decades.  The photoshoot for the front cover is scheduled for January 2016 and I hope to release the book mid-year.  The heroine of my story, against all odds, retains humour, dignity and human kindness, despite her repulsive past.

“THE THREE BEES” is a children’s farmyard story, also available as a Kindle EBook on Amazon and scheduled for conversion to a board book in the new year.

Next up: a sequel to Spangles, a collection of poetry and a young children’s series.

I am a sister, wife, mother and grandmother and indebted to my family for their love and support.

Many thanks to Broadhurst’s for this opportunity and everyone else involved in helping me raise my foot onto the bottom rung.  Sam x


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