Sam Hay trained as a journalist in Edinburgh. She worked in newspapers and for BBC Television in London, before moving to Wales to have a baby and write her first children’s book. Since then she’s had more than 50 books published.
Sam writes for all ages from pre-school up… As well as continuing to work as a journalist.
Her favourite story themes include: magic, ghosts and crazy animal adventures. She takes inspiration from her fantastic family.
Sam is a regular visitor to schools.
If you'd like Sam to visit your school get in touch.
Here's what teachers are saying:
"Sam Hay is an absolute treasure! She has such a genuine connection with her audience and as she reads her books the words on the page come alive! Sam has provided creative writing workshops, sharing tips and advice to spark ideas and promote the power of imagination. Thoroughly recommend a visit!"
Catherine Jones, Headteacher, Osbaston Primary, Monmouth
"I chose Sam Hay as my new Year 1 class name 'Hay Class' and right from the start Sam was fully involved, by taking part in video calls with the class and encouraging the children to become independent readers and writers. We swapped written correspondence, as the children sent her their fantastic stories. Anyone who has the chance to work with Sam will find themselves in the company of a truly lovely person. She is a fantastic author, who has written a range of brilliant children's books that will spark hidden imaginations."
Jayne Walker, Year 1 teacher, Aylesham Primary, Kent.
"I just wanted to thank you again for meeting the children today...We were blown away by the amount of detail and feedback you gave each child, it truly was a great experience for us all."
Carla Crowe, Year 3 teacher and Key Stage 2 leader, The Grange Primary School, North Lincs.
"Thank you so much for this morning! Such an inspiring talk and the children were really engaged. Just had emails from parents saying how much they enjoyed listening to you too!"
Sian Landon , Year 5/6 teacher St James' CE School, Malvern