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Samantha Grosser

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Historical fiction author Samantha Grosser originally hails from England, but now lives on the sunny Northern Beaches of Sydney with her husband, son and a very small dog called Livvy.

Combining a lifelong love of history with a compulsion to write that dates from childhood, Samantha is now bringing her passion for telling compelling stories to the world.

Samantha has an Honours Degree in English Literature and taught English for many years in Asia and Australia. She is the author of wartime dramas Another Time and Place, and The Officer’s Affair, as well as the historical fantasy series, Pages of Darkness, and historical romance, A Daughter's Duty.


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Samantha Grosser The answer to this one varies. An inability to put words on the page can stem from a number of sources - it might just be due to tiredness or the stre…moreThe answer to this one varies. An inability to put words on the page can stem from a number of sources - it might just be due to tiredness or the stresses of life, or it may be that the novel has taken a turn I didn't foresee which has left me uncertain where to go next.

Generally speaking, I just try to write through it. Even when I know what I'm writing isn't good, often it will eventually start to flow again. Sometimes though, I just take a break from it: a walk, a nap, some yoga, a movie, depending on how I feel. And I usually find that the next time I sit down to write, the words are a little easier to find.(less)
Samantha Grosser Read, read, read. Write, write, write. And do it because you love it.
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It's high summer here in Australia and it’s hard to be creative, stuck inside writing when the weather is so gorgeous outdoors. It’s been stunning the last few days – warm sun, breeze, blue sky. I want to be out in the garden, trying to tame the wilderness behind our new house. I speak figuratively, of course, but there are a LOT of weeds and grass to cut and I can only use the long-handled shears Read more of this blog post »
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“Inside the theatre, Will touched his torch to the others in their sconces, and the shadows bobbed and danced as the small party made their way across the broad yard and up onto the stage.”
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“She was aware of it all, a place of magic even in the silent evening dark, and she allowed her breathing to soften, opening herself up to the promise of the night. Then, when she sensed that the others were ready behind her, she turned around to face them. A single candle flickered lightly on the small table they had placed centre stage,”
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“her spirit began to falter, caught between two worlds.”
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“When does infidelity begin, Rachel wondered as she crossed the park at lunch time on her way for the afternoon shift at work. Does it start with a word? A look? A touch? When does it become too late to remain a faithful wife?”
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