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Samantha Tonge

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Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK with her husband and children. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.
She is represented by the Darley Anderson literary agency. In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. In 2018 Forgive Me Not, heralded a new direction into darker women's fiction with publisher Canelo and in 2020 her
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Samantha Tonge Hi Mina - thanks for asking. Not at the moment but who knows in the future... Gemma is one of my favourite characters. And Blade :) Samantha
Samantha Tonge Hi Nancy, fine thanks, hope you are too :) Sorry to say I couldn't commit to reviewing, as I am bogged down with work due to taking a month off (a rar…moreHi Nancy, fine thanks, hope you are too :) Sorry to say I couldn't commit to reviewing, as I am bogged down with work due to taking a month off (a rare thing). I have one book to rewrite, another to promote and another to start - and that's without looking at my current tbr list! You know what it's like.
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It’s been three months now since the country went into lockdown and working through this pandemic has taught me several unexpected things about my author career…


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Christine Hatfield Ok that's fine


Samantha Tonge Sorry, Christine, it is e-book only at the moment, ie digital version. Thanks for the interest though :)


Christine Hatfield Samantha I was wondering if you can send me your autographed book called mistletoe mansion in the mail for me please


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