About Becoming a Writer:
Writing stories has always been my thing. From early beginnings as a kid concocting adventures in Spain as I listened to my big sisters classical music - Manuel de Falla and Rodrigo mostly. I loved reading stories about the future that would take me far away from my boarding school. The future was exciting then and scary. I always wanted to go into space and remember writing to Buzz Aldrin the astronaut and being excited he personally replied. I eventually got to see one of the last shuttle launches into space and was amazed at the terrifying noise that shook the air and make water bounce. Sure as hell wouldn't want to go into space now. Ridely Scott and Philip K Dick got it right in Bladerunner. The future of space exploration is for Ai robots. But you already knew robots are going to take over the world - right?
Latest Novel 1.12.20
We Feel Your Pain – So you don’t have to.
Delaney (42) and Asha (22) run the Office of Berg City Oversight. Their role is to expose the scams, keep the city safe from unscrupulous people. When something looks too good to be true – it’s a scam, right? But what if the scam works? What kind of scam is that? When Delaney is driven off a cliff and left for dead – Asha knows she has to save her boss, after all he’s the one who signs the salary cheque.
GIRL with CAT (Blue) by Sam Hawksmoor
Published by Hammer & Tong
Kindle version available on Amazon now
'London doesn't exist. Has never existed and all those who say so are liars!'
Shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award
and Honorable Mention in the Writers's Digest Book Awards USA
Lundein - a city devastated by war. Imagine you are one the last survivors, patrolling the ruins with your wild Blue Lynx, trained to protect you from all enemies. Imagine there’s a secret way out, a perilous labyrinth to London that few survive. Nevertheless you must find it or die. Imagine an art gallery. Jules falls in love with a stunning portrait of a girl, her faithful Cat at her side. Kye, the artist tells her that it’s his sister Saska, living in a city that impossibly exists in the exact same space as London – invisible to us.
Saska seeks the tunnel and a way out.
Kye can’t remember the way back.
Jules courts madness in believing any of it is real.
The Repossession & The Hunting are set in the mountain town of Spurlake. Spurlake must have been pretty exciting place to live in around 1890. It was a barren, lonely mountainside facing onto a lake. Once gold was found a whole city grew in just months. Genie Magee's great-grandfather built-up Spurlake way back in its heady gold rush days and made a fortune. B.C. has a number of towns like this - overnight cities that flourished until the gold ran out and then slowly began to die as people drifted away. *Repossession & The Hunting are now out of print. I do have copies available if you get in contact.
*However they are available in Turkish (As TOZ, Golge and Ruya)
The Heaviness is the third Genie Magee story. Genie thinks she's safe from The Fortress but they aren't going to let her go without a fight. Reverend Schneider is biding his time - waiting to get his revenge and Rian is in big trouble. Genie & Renée have just 36 hours to save Rian or he dies a horrible death. Meanwhile back on the farm Marshall experiments with anti-gravity. What could possible go wrong... ?
I wrote 'The Repercussions of Tomas D' because I like to play 'What if..' Alternative history is a fascination for me.What if England had lost the war? I sent poor Tomas D back to London in the middle of the Blitz. He knows exactly how the war is supposed to end, but what if someone really believes he is from the future and they use that knowledge to change the outcome of WW2? What would that world be like? We get two stories in this book - Tomas stuck in 1941 and his best friend Gabriella waking up to a German run England in her own time. It's what Gabby notices about this new England that proves the most controversial. History turns on a pinhead. This could have really happened... see Time Stories
Sample Chapter here - The Day after Tomas disappears
Another Place To Die: Endtime Chronicles
This is a story of four young people in BC trying to get ahead of an airborne lethal virus at any cost. What if a pandemic worse than Ebola got out of control worldwide? Imagine a world where antibiotics no longer cure anything... coming to a future near you. Sometimes surviving is the wrong choice, as Liz (15) rapidly discovers when she wakes up in a hospital ward in Mexico full of dead people...
Marikka a story of a girl who fled an arson attack on her home and walked into a whole world of trouble - set in my native Lincolnshire. It's about a father's desperate search for a daughter who's run from the fire thinking she will be blamed. It's a tragic tale, but I think you will like Marikka and Mika, the boy who crashes cars and Anya, the spooky girl who can read objects.
J&K 4Ever - imagine a future without oil, without law. Two young orphan lovers Jayna and Kruge want to stay together but it is prohibited. They must flee into the wastelands and learn to survive - behind them the Enforcers hunt them on horseback to drag them back dead or alive.
Background to Hawksmoor early years:
After careers that involved teaching, travel and photography and jointly editing the web magazine www.hackwriters.com,
it's pretty much all been about writing. (Add a smattering of gold prospecting in B.C. & Nevada whilst researching a novel) and running Creative Writing Masters Programmes at Falmouth & Portsmouth Universities). Somewhere back there also writing radio drama (About 35 plays broadcast), I starting teaching 'Writing for Kids' which proved to be one of the most popular courses I ran. From there started writing my own YA stories. * Recently completed teaching on the MA in Creative Writing at Lincoln University
How did Sam Hawksmoor become a writer?