Sam Upton


Sam Upton is a full-time author based in London, UK. Having written for music magazines for ten years, he now spends his time writing and publishing comedy romance novels. With around 15 different careers behind him, he's had a number of life experiences essential to a modern-day writer. These include:

* Working for eight hours a day poking frozen peas down a metal chute.
* Performing on the Main Stage at Glastonbury wearing a gingham dress.
* Driving a Challenger 2 tank so badly it had to be scrapped afterwards.

He lives in the leafy suburbs of Hampton, south west London, but don't let that put you off. He's still a Midlands boy at heart, with all the hang-ups and odd habits to prove it.

Smashwords Interview

What's Join Us all about?
Join Us is about a romance between an out-of-work IT worker (Paul) and a Kensington socialite (Eliza), brought together by her scheming father. It explores the comedy that comes from the early stages of an unlikely relationship as well as the class divide that's still alive and well in London. If I'm being honest, the idea for the character of Paul came from a friend of mine, handily also called Paul, whose flat somehow became labelled as a brothel and features a door bell that plays novelty hits from the 90s. But while the comedy is a strong part of the book, I also wanted to give the characters warmth and emotion, which balances the dafter parts of the story. For all other insight I'm afraid you'll have to read it.
What compels you to write?
For me, writing comes from boredom. I wouldn't feel compelled to write if I had a job that was busy and stressful all year round – I simply wouldn't want to use up what little spare time I'd have with writing. I know this goes against the traditional author's stance of having a hunger for writing so deep that it needs to be fed 24/7, but having time allows me to think and be inspired. Besides, some of the world's greatest inventions were borne from boredom – the Rubik's Cube for example.
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Where to find Sam Upton online

Where to buy in print


Join Us
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,600. Language: British English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A hilarious romantic comedy that revolves around Paul, an IT ‘Handyman’ for a global broadband giant and a man whose life is going nowhere. His daily commute is full of gut-churning dilemma, his cat hates the sight of him and his flat is listed as one of South London's leading brothels. But all that changes when he's drawn into the high-fashion world of Kensington socialite Eliza Wolf...

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british    comedy    comedy about relationships    detective    heartwarming    humor    humour    london    music    romance