Samantha Wood


Samantha Wood is the author of the memoir, Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, which was published in 2003. The Bay of Shadows, her first novel, was published in December 2016 and was inspired by the beach town where she grew up. Her follow-up novel, Under Ten Thousand stars, a love story set in wine country, was released in May 2019.

Initially trained as a journalist, she began her writing career with a travel piece for the Qantas In-Flight magazine. From then on, she travelled extensively between Mexico and Australia before writing the memoir, Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, a love letter to her mother's country. She went on to write The Bay of Shadows, a novel about the unconventional bonds of love, and Under Ten Thousand Stars, another tale of love against the odds. She is currently writing her third novel, The Song of Clouds, set on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. She lives in a coastal town outside of Melbourne, Australia.

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Under Ten Thousand Stars Book Trailer...
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The Bay of Shadows Book Trailer
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Under Ten Thousand Stars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,480. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
“Michael was my love … the perfect man, the perfect husband. I had the perfect life. And then it all went wrong.” UNDER TEN THOUSAND STARS is a story about secrets and lies, loss and betrayal, and how people are never what they seem.
Culua: My Other Life in Mexico
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 89,820. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A young Australian woman travels to Mexico, her mother's homeland, on a search for identity. What begins as a visit to her enigmatic grandmother becomes a quest to find out what it means to be Mexican. As she learns to embrace Mexico verdadero - the real Mexico - she discovers a people who give a new meaning to larger than life, and the invincible bonds between family, food, and the spirit world.
The Bay of Shadows
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 72,840. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In a rambling house in a small Australian beach town, Elena Jameson is recovering from her recent divorce. To her delight, she is given the opportunity to foster a little boy, Daniel, whose mother is dead and whose violent father is in rehab. As Elena and Daniel explore the beautiful bay and wild bushland, they form a profound bond that will change their lives forever.

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