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Hi, thanks for stopping by.

This is the place to find out all about me – Sam Hay, and the books I write. 

I'm the author of more than 50 books for children of all ages.


There's something for everyone! From penguin secret agents to zombie pets, enchanted summer camps and starry picture books that are the perfect bedtime companions.

Click on the tabs above to find out more. 

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Coming soon! 

Exciting news!

My award-winning picture book Star in the Jar is about to be republished with a fabulous new cover designed by magical illustrator Sarah Massini.


Star in the Jar has been translated into a dozen languages and is used in literacy lessons in schools across the UK. It even inspired a stage show!  

Watch this space for the big cover reveal!

Coming summer 2024.   

Illustrated by Sarah Massini

Published by Farshore 

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Finn's father makes and mends stars. Finn longs to help but his father likes things done a certain way and so do the people who look up at the stars every night. Finn's ideas are a little too different! But when his father falls ill, Finn steps in, and he's soon filling the sky with glittering stars of every colour, delighting the stargazers below. A joyful and fun-filled celebration of creativity, imagination and daring to be different. 

Illustrated by Xin Li

Published by Farshore 


Disney Series  

'Camp Lil Vills' an exciting new chapter book series featuring younger versions of Disney villains including Cruella de Vil and Ursula the seawitch, who get up to all sorts of mischief at a magical summer camp. 

Illustrator: Ria Maria Lee

Published with Disney Hyperion    

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