Meet Samantha Young, our February Book Club Author


February 1, 2023

"I'm a daydreamer with a big imagination"

Ahead of our live chat with romance author Samantha Young we asked her to tell us a little about herself and her writing ...

BingeBooks: Where and when do you like to write? 

Samantha Young: I write in my office and I write in the early mornings and early afternoons. My brain is usually too tired by evening time to string sentences together, lol.

BB: Is there anything - furnishings, art, equipment, etc - you always like to have around you when you write?

SY: Books! I love being surrounded by books and fairy lights as I write. It's cozy.

BB: Who are your influences? What are you reading right now? What book would you recommend for a great winter vacation read?

SY: Oh goodness, I have so many favorite authors and musicians who inspire me. I love K.A. TuckerCatherine CowlesColleen HooverPenny ReidL.H. CoswayKaren Marie MoningSarah J MaasKristen Callihan... the list goes on and on.

Musicians such as Lord Huron, Biffy Clyro, Ruelle, Jaymes Young... they're all so inspiring. 

Right now, I'm re-reading the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. It's probably up there in my top three series ever and I like to re-read it every few years. This would also be the series I'd recommend for a great winter vacation just because you'll become so consumed by it, you won't want to be anywhere but near a cozy fire and a couch.

BB: Have any of your characters ever surprised you? How? 

SY: Jo from Down London Road. When I first introduced her character in On Dublin Street I didn't know I was going to write a book about her. When I decided to, she turned out to be one of the strongest, fiercest heroines and I don't think even I expected that of her when we first started our journey together.

BB: Cat or Dog?

SY: Dog

BB: Tea or Coffee?

SY: Coffee but I'll drink both.

BB: Tell us in 1 sentence why readers love Here With Me 

SY: It's a steamy, enemies-to-lovers, age gap, romantic suspense set in the atmospheric Scottish Highlands! 

BB: Tell us why you love writing - in general, and in your specific genre

SY: I'm a daydreamer with a big imagination and this allows me to let the worlds filling up my mind escape and be of some use lol. I especially love romance because it's pure escapism. Readers know when they pick up a romance that they're guaranteed an HEA even if they're taken through the emotional wringer to get to it. I love providing that kind of escapism.


Watch Samantha in conversation with fellow romance author Alessandra Torre and  find out about forthcoming author chats on our Book Club page.


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