an archive of
reviews, features
+ Sam Hawksmoor's YA Fiction

* Teaching on the MA in Creative Writing at Lincoln University this academic year. 2017
Read The Current
Editorial on
Curse of the Nibelung
A Sherlock Holmes
WW2 Mystery

Can Holmes and Watson
save England from total destruction?
Tomas D
The Repercussions of Tomas D
WW2 spy thriller
Going back in time changes everythng
  J&K 4Ever -
The rules that break us
a Sam Hawksmoor novel
print & kindle

J&K4Ever - First Chapter
by Sam Hawksmoor

'A grim but gripping and sweet love story' C Thomas

J&K May News: The French edition of the first book in the Genie Magee trilogy (The Repossession) comes out May 17th as VoLontaires.
Published by Hoping the teen readers in France enjoy it enough to want to move on to part two and I'll try and track down the editor there in Paris to interest them in part three. With luck I will visit a bookshop or two in Bayonne and Biarritz when I am there in June. Genie has become Jenny in this edition, but I am so happy French readers will finally have a chance to read the books. Vive La France!
(VoLontaires - Amazon link)
Another Place To Die Another Place To Die: Endtime Chronicles
New Edition in print and kindle /Q & A with the authors
A reworking of this classic Canadian pandemic novel (Replaces previous Ist Edition)

Could you survive a world where antibiotics no longer work?

A city is gripped by fear as a lethal virus approaches from the East. No one knows how many are dying. People are scared of being thrown into quarantine. Best friends Kira and Liz once parted are scared they will never see each other again. Teen lovers, Chris and Rachel, prepare to escape to the islands, to wait it out. Anarchists are going from island to island burning. Prophet Arnold promises salvation to all those who believe, but what kind of life awaits the survivors? Once a virus takes hold, chaos reigns. If you flee - how do you know you aren't taking it with you? Where is safe exactly? Another Place To Die: Endtime
'Beautiful, plausible, and sickeningly addictive', - Roxy Williams -
'I was drawn into the story immediately and couldn't put it down. The characters are still with me. Excellent book.' -
Nick11 Amazon UK
'A great story, well told'
- Austin - Amazon UK
DIAMONDS - The Rush of '72
ISBN 13: 9781411610880
Publisher 289 pages paperback

also available on iTunes or Kindle & Amazon

Diamonds - The Rush of '72’ is a bold and ambitious western, telling the true story of the long-forgotten diamond rush in California in the 1870's. The story follows the progress of the two world-weary Kentucky prospectors, Philip Arnold and John Slack, who claimed to have found the diamond fields. The two men walk into a bank in San Francisco one morning to deposit a sack of diamonds in its vault, and this sets in motion a story that focuses the attention of the world upon them. more

Prof Graham Attenborough writes:
Sam North's novel, though written in a light hearted style, explores the dark heart of the American Dream. Its main characters are all real historical actors and the story which unfolds actually happened and is a great example of rigorous research. I enjoyed this story very much. American History brought to true life.
Diamonds - The Rush of '72
Magenta MAGENTA (Kindle only)
A mysterious, tragic tale from the wilds of the Lincolnshire coast – a haunting story about father and his runaway daughter more

See Magenta flee the fire to sleep under the stars
Meet Anya, the girl who reads objects
Find Mika, the wild boy who feeds the fishes
Discover Leon, the dead man searching for a daughter

‘Long after my tears dried, my heart stayed with Magenta, Starfish Boy and the strange girl who read objects.’ CT 
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