Sam lives in the Caribbean, mainly Barbados, but also spends time in the St Vincent and the Grenadine islands of Mustique and Canouan, and is about to move to St Lucia for a spell. The tropics provide an inspirational and creative palette from which to write, and some of the story threads come from West Indian folklore.
A Very English Doctor is the first of three books based on Caribbean islands that involve the pursuit of provenance of a young doctor born of an English mother who died in childbirth and an unknown West Indian father. He and his fellow junior doctors get into all sorts of scrapes whilst experiencing the wonders of the Caribbean culture. The third book takes place on the island of Mustique where Princess Margaret was famously bestowed her house Les Jollies Eaux (Beautiful Waters), as a wedding gift by the island’s owner, Colin Tennant.
Other work in progressed includes The Lost Children of Owl Island, where journalist Matty Wiltshire investigates an ancient satanic cult whose evil legacy leaves a modern day trail of mystery.