Aug 012018
 
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“Alice: A Woman’s Flight for Freedom”, my latests psychological drama is out today! Hurray! It has taken a long time to get here, but it was one hell of a journey! A very big THANK YOU to all those lovely people who have helped me get here!
You can find out more and get a copy of the ebook, paperback or LARGE print here: >> http://Dukebox.life/Alice

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Feb 172018
 

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I recently had the honour of being interviewed by Planet Nation. I had to dig deep to answer some interesting and probing questions. I have just been told that the the interview is now live on the Planet Nation website. Wow!

You can read it here. 🙊 
Sam Skyborne author profile on Planet Nation.

Jan 282018
 

Kenric Drop in 26 Jan 2018!
Friday evening I was invited to read at the Kenric Drop in at London Friend. The event saw an amazing turnout despite the cold and the wet London weather and the usual London transport difficulties. I felt very honoured. Needless to say I did my best to entertain and reward my audience for all their effort.

I read an extract from one of my first forays into writing, a book very dear to my heart, called High Rack: The story of an unlikely friendship between a fox and a baby chick. The idea for the story was born from real life events, in Catford, one late autumn. I had hoped, and still do, to one day see High Rack as an animation film or a graphic novel. The invitation stands… If anyone can draw or animate and would like to collaborate on this dream.. DO LET ME KNOW!! :-)

Thereafter we got down to business which was reading from my latest novel RISK: Three Crime-fighting Women Risk All for Love, Lust and Justice. It was recently described very aptly by a reviewer as “a sexy coming out crime thriller”. My reading went down a storm and I managed to hold my audience’s attention despite a few unruly dream catcher’s interference, 😉 which proved very amusing.

However, the meaty bit of the evening was undoubtedly the unrelenting probing by my very astute and formidable host, the lovely Anny Knight (@AnnyPoet). She holds no prisoners and would not allow an ounce of prevarication on my part.

Anny, it was once again an honour! Thank you! And thank you to Kenric (@KenricUK) and all you wonderful ladies for coming to see me. It was nice to meet some of you as well as catch up with some old friends. A big thank you especially to those who were there to support me behind the scenes. I could not do it without you!

Hope to see you all again soon!

Jan 112018
 

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2017 has been another exciting year for Sam Skyborne. My adventures include:

  1. Hosting and reading on an LFEST Author Panel
  2. Participating in two book readings at Sappho International Women’s Festival in Lesbos.
  3. Attending the marvellous Caro’s Camping weekend in Dorset.
  4. Going on research trips to:a) Maldives – for a romance series I am working on.
    b) South Africa – to fill in the gaps of my memories of Cape Town for my current novel a thriller called Alice (working title).
  5. Taking a couple of trips and retreats to the South West that really helped me hit some key deadlines.

The highlight of my year was to finally publish RISK: Three Crime-fighting Women Risk All for Love, Lust and Justice. This project has been in my WIP box or buried in my drawer for a few years now. So, it felt particularly good to finally set it free to be all it can be. I’m very proud to say that so far, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to all my readers and to my wonderful close circle of supporters on this journey!

In addition, I have also published, “Saying Sorry” and “Cat Sitting” as short story & short film combos. This was an experimental endeavour, which I think has also worked very well – once I helped my readers realise that they were getting a bargain, in the form of a book and film in one package — something that has not really been done before.

I’m really pleased to say that the first draft of my next story, the thriller called Alice (working title) has been completed and I am now steadily working my way through the rewrite. I always find this draft the hardest, since it requires one to be cautious and critical of one’s own writing and to be bold and adventurous in equal measure.

Alice is the story of a young ingenious woman who accompanies her patriarchal husband and his ageing mother to South Africa from the United Kingdom. While in South Africa, the beautiful environment and the situations she finds herself in, collude to present her with a life changing decision:

a) Return to the UK to resume the safe secure life she knows with a husband who is somewhat flawed but who provides for her and, more importantly, to an identity and life purpose that is already set in stone…

or

b) Stay in South Africa and start from scratch, reinvent herself, alone, unprotected, in this beautiful but wild and sometimes scary world…

Please sign up to my mailing list here (http://DukeBox.life/subscribe) for updates on Alice’s publication date and to hear about other exciting promotions and author readings that I have coming up in 2018.

And finally…

A very big THANK YOU to all my readers and everyone who helped, supported and contributed to making 2017 such a wonderful year! May 2018 be even better, with more fun, laughter and wild adventures all round.

Wishing you a Happy New Year – and enjoy your reading!

Sam – bio

 

Sam Skyborne (pen name of Wollie Boehm) is a storyteller – both a writer and an award winning filmmaker. She has an English degree, a masters in Artificial Intelligence and currently lives and loves in London.

Sam has voraciously devoured stories all her life. But like many, she struggled to find books that sparked her imagination through more interesting female lead characters of substance, with whom she could identify. So, she decided to start writing her own. Her first novel, a superhero action adventure, “Simulation: The Dawn of a Superhero” was published in 2016. In 2017 she published “RISK: Three Crime-fighting Women Risk All for Love Lust and Justice,” which is a sexy detective mystery. Her third novel, a gripping thriller set in Cape Town, is due out this spring.

She has written and directed a number of short films and a few of these are available as short story & short film sets in the L.E.S (Lesbian Erotic Shorts) Combo Collection.

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