Samantha McKeating

Biography

“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 an EBook and in paperback from Amazon, Create Space, Waterstone's and Broadhurst's Bookshop in Southport.

“RUBIES” is my previous and debut novel which is available as an EBook and paperback. 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”: Available as an EBook and paperback, inside which you will find 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. Paperback coming soon.

Work in progress is an historical novel: “LIZZIE: A LIFE LIVED”. This novel begins in Ireland during the potato famine. The research for this book spans more than three decades. The photoshoot proved a fantastic day and my personal thanks are extended to Brian Wilcox Photography for his expertise and relentless patience. The heroine of my story, against all odds, retains humour, dignity and human kindness, despite her repulsive past. I hope to release the book in the late spring 2017.

“THE THREE BEES” is a children’s farmyard story (age 3-5) available as a Kindle EBook on Amazon.

WORLD BOOK DAY 2016: I was invited in to a local school to talk to pupils about writing. A competition was set and the winning entry 'THE CREATURES', by James Charters is now available to purchase as an Ebook and a paperback. My congratulations are extended to James for his exciting and imaginative story and I wish him well for the future. The age range for this book has been estimated between seven and twelve.

Next up: a sequel to Spangles: DRAGONFLY ODYSSEY - Michael Dutton is back, dangerous and out for revenge.

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

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Fire.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
For me, it began with word of mouth via family and friends. Of course, social media and the internet have helped enormously. I do have a website samanthamckeating.weebly.com, which is still a learning curve. I have printed fliers and business cards. I read a lot of writer's help websites, including the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and others. Despite all the above, I still wait for those extra 000's to appear on my royalties. I'm led to believe writing more books is the only way and am currently on number seven. I believe in my work, I love what I do and I'll just keep doing it.
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Where to find Samantha McKeating online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Creatures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Terrifying creatures invade earth. Why are they here? Hold your breath and find out.
Through The Eyes of a Child: A Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,640. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A nostalgic look into life over half a century ago in North West England.
Spangles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,260. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The world of crime, music and fashion - entwined in a 500 year old secret ...................................
Rubies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The legend of the Meng Tuu-Kyi Rubies spirals Carrie Goodwin and Fiona Oliver into a time long forgotten, to discover the truth behind a package left on Fiona's doorstep. Fantasy and danger await them as they race to complete their quest. A fourteenth century princess waits in the shadows and Monsieur Boesflug sprinkles a touch of magic.

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