Tasmanian born with Irish roots, Samuel J. Halpin’s first novel The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods was released by Usborne in 2019 and went on to be published in French, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Dutch and Polish. His second novel The Midnight Switch was published in October 2023, also with Usborne. Samuel’s writing is an answer to a childhood raised on dark tales of the Tasmanian wilds, overcrowded bookshelves and being number five of seven children. He lives with his husband, Wojtek, and a large umbrella plant called Strangle.
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