Samantha Lee

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Samantha Lee began writing while she was still a professional performer. Her output is as diverse as it is prolific, covering both fact and fiction and including novels in the sci-fi and dark fantasy genres, self-development and exercise books, short stories and articles, TV series and movie screenplays, literary criticism and poetry. She writes her romance strand under the pseudonym Petra Webb. Her work has been translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, German, Croatian, Greek and Chinese.

Of her eighteen books to date five feature in Scholastic's best-selling imprint 'Point Horror'. A regular columnist for 'Work-out Magazine' for five years and 'The Marbella Times' and 'Viva Espana' for three, she has had over two hundred articles published worldwide. Seventy-eight of her quirky short stories have featured on radio and TV as well as in various best-selling anthologies and popular magazines. Her black comedy screenplay 'The Gingerbread House' has been sold twice, first to 'Niagara Films' then to 'Random Harvest Productions'. She has also written for Thames TV's children's series 'Rainbow'.

Sam has taught creative writing workshops in libraries and at literary Festivals all over Britain and acted as Master of Ceremonies at Fantasycon 11. In the Year of Literature she was writer in residence during the 'Welcome to my Nightmare' weekend in Swansea. In 2008 her team 'The Frankensteins' won both the jury and audience awards in the '24 hour challenge' at the Marbella International Film Festival for their five minute short 'Death Dancers'. Sam wrote the screenplay and played the villain, Mamma Sam, a loan-shark with an eyepatch and a bad attitude. She was a jury member at Malaga University's 'Fancine' Fantasy Film Festival the year it was chaired by actor Antonio Banderas.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I certainly do. I was ten and it was called 'My Pony'. The local paper published it and paid me with a postal order for about a dollar. I was obviously already showing signs of a fervent imagination. I never had a pony.
How do you approach cover design?
I leave cover designs to the professionals. I'm lucky enough to have award winning illustrator Dave Carson as a colleague. When he's not busy with other projects he does my covers for me.
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The Marques
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,740. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2016 by Samantha Lee. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
When Amanda Maine comes to Southern Spain fleeing a failed affair and a bad case of artist’s block, the last thing she expects to find is two handsome alpha males vying for her attention. The first, Alvaro Montoya de la Fuente, is an arrogant, horse-breeding, aristocrat with a reputation as a womaniser. The second, Alex Van der Freis, is a Dutch Diamond merchant with a Porsche and a yacht...


Worse Things Than Spiders and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,810. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Samantha Lee can tell a great story, be it heart-rending horror or charming jokey fantasies, such as Take Five and Scoop. These will be a little light relief from the razor edged terrors in other stories such as The Island of the Seals and Nobody Thinks He’s A Bad Guy. She has a way of depicting torture and cruelty, often with a sharp eye on the humanitarian issues.
The Bogle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,700. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Normally you wouldn’t be out in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, at midnight, at a lonely crossroads, when it’s ‘dark of the moon’. Not if you had any sense anyway. So you wouldn’t need to meet the dreaded Death Bogle when it’s out on the prowl. And it wouldn’t be able to put its mark on you. A mark that means you’re fated to die within the year...
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,750. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » General
'Brilliant young Doctor and Scientist Henry Jekyll has a plan. His aim is to separate good from evil for the benefit of mankind. He develops a mixture to physically divide the two, using himself as a guinea pig. And the experiment succeeds beyond his wildest dreams. Except for one thing. In the process he creates a monster. Edward Hyde. The worst of himself. Pure evil made flesh...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,420. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Annie is sent to spend the Hallow’een holiday with her grandmother in Stillwater. Her mother has gone on a ‘business trip’ with her new husband and Annie is surplus to requirements. Confined to her room for bad behaviour, she meets the mysterious Amy and escapes with her through her bedroom window to ‘trick or treat’. But Amy is not all she seems and Annie gets more than she’s bargained for...
The Belltower
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,670. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
After recovering from a coma brought on by a riding accident, Lucy comes to the south of Spain to stay with her Aunt Moira in ‘The Belltower’. But the fall has altered Lucy’s perceptions of reality and instead of a quiet convalescence she finds herself embroiled in a sinister nightmare of resident evil.
Demon 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,630. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Mel’s sister has always been ‘the pretty one’ but then she meets Lucille in the graveyard and her life takes an about turn. A charismatic fortune teller predicts that she will be the winner of the local beauty Pageant. But only if she’s willing to make the supreme sacrifice. Will Miguel Coyote at last be able to beard the elusive Demon its den or will the Dreamcatcher escape yet again...
Demon 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Wesley. The second in the dark fantasy series where dreams become nightmares as a long-standing curse is played out. The put-upon Wesley finds a way to get his own back on his tormentors and become top jock. Unfortunately the elusive girl who helps him make the change from loser to winner wants more than his affection in return.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,110. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Lori has three wishes - Popularity with her peers, Perry for her boyfriend and to be the perfect size eight. Not too much to ask? But then if you make a pact with the Demon, you’re apt to get more than you bargained for...

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