Welcome!

Welcome to my website!

I am delighted that you’ve decided to visit my site! My name is Samantha (Sam) Pope, and you may already know me through my children’s literature website, Childtastic Books. My debut young adult novel, The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth, launches on 7 October 2021 with UCLan Publishing, and the beautiful illustrations of Camilla Montemaggi. You can read read an excerpt from the book here and watch a short video of me talking about the book here. (With thanks to Reading Zone.)

As you might imagine, I am a fan of Gothic and Victorian literature, especially ghost stories. I have had several of my short stories published and performed, including One-Way Window, published by Otranto House in their Tales of the Supernatural collection.

As well as creating my own stories, I also work as a storyteller and teacher of creative writing to adults and children.

Thank you for visiting today and please enjoy looking around my website!