Sam's world changed when he became a Dad through adoption. Having never thought of writing books before, he was dramatically inspired by his children's experiences and began to write senstive, theraputic stories which help children tackle some of life's big issues. He is also passionate about representation and ensures that his stories have an authentic cast of diverse characters and creators. Successes include 'The Blanket Bears' which is now a staple for the adoption community and 'Storm in a Jar' a well-endorsed book which relflets the emotional aftermath of loss. His book about empathy, 'What Wesley Wore' (inspired by his own experience of bullying as a child) has now been translated all over the world.
"I self-published my first book in September 2017 and sold over 7,000 copies in the first 12 weeks. As I toured the book it became important to me to be able to create positive change for children through stories, working with new authors who have the same beliefs as I do."
Books published by Owlet Press
The Christmas Next Door
Elephants In The Custard