About Samara

Samara ParishDo you remember the first time you picked up a romance novel? Mine was at a Lifeline Book Festival in 2001. It was Julia Quinn’s The Viscount Who Loved Me and it was an impulse buy that changed my life. I’ve been reading romance ever since.

My first romance short story, The Soldier’s Duchess, was published in the Melbourne Romance Writers’ Guild 25th Anniversary anthology. In 2016 I was a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia First Kiss competition and Valerie Parv Award. I’m currently working on my first full length novel, working title A Wife For Christmas, which I hope to get finished next year.

I currently live in Canberra, Australia with my two cats, who love to sit on my keyboard while I write, my dog Booth and my own personal hero. When I’m not writing, or reading romance, I’m watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Grey’s Anatomy….and I have a slight addiction to Survivor.

In addition to my author blog I write These Bookish Days, a lifestyle blog for readers. Feel free to drop by!