About

Samantha Turnbull is a writer, podcast-maker, journalist and teacher.

Her books include Remember the Rainbows (Five Mile, 2021), the five-book best-selling Anti-Princess Club series (Allen & Unwin, 2015), and the soon-to-be released Fierce Girls (Five Mile, 2022).

Sam is the writer of the number one-rating and award-winning children’s podcast Fierce Girls, contributing writer of Animal Sound Safari, producer of News Time and Little Green Pod, and editor of the Still Jill postscript.

Sam is a multi-award winning journalist (including Walkley finalist) who has worked across print, broadcast and digital media for more than 20 years.

She is also a slam poetry champion, and you can see one of her first-ever performances here.

Apart from writing, Sam’s greatest passion is working with kids. She will complete her Masters of Teaching (Primary) in 2022, and has taught hundreds of creative writing classes all over Australia, in the United States, and in the Kingdom of Bhutan (one of her favourite places).

Sam lives in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia.

Her favourite author is Robin Klein 🙂

Her favourite food is ice cream 🙂

Her favourite hobbies are painting and listening to podcasts 🙂

Her favourite favourite thing is holidays 🙂

Her favourite favourite favourite thing is her family 🙂