Sam Gayton wrote his first book, The Snow Merchant, when he was a teaching assistant at Widcombe Primary School in Bath. He loves visiting schools to give talks, run workshops and judge Really Tiny Story Competitions (just ask).
The Snow Merchant is a story about family and alchemy. His second book, Lilliput, is a sequel to Gulliver’s Travels. His next book, Hercufleas, is coming out next year. It’s about a super-powered flea who has to defeat a giant!
When he’s not writing, Sam likes eating pizza (pepperoni), playing card games (UNO) and strumming his eight guitars (not all at the same time).
The Snow Merchant
The night the Snow Merchant comes.
He claims to be an alchemist – the greatest that ever lived – and in a mahogany suitcase, he carries his newest invention.
It is an invention that will change Lettie’s life – and the world – forever.
It is an invention called snow.
Many heroes have tried before now. Many have failed.
What Greta needs is a hero whose courage and self-belief are greater than himself. She needs Hercufleas.
The only problem: he is a flea, no bigger than a raisin. But the smallest person might just have the biggest effect . . .
Great! It has been really helpful to share ideas with other authors.- Sam Gayton