Samantha Turnbull

Samantha Turnbull

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Samantha Turnbull is the author of The Anti-Princess Club series published by Allen & Unwin this year.

Sam’s idea for the stories was first sparked when she gave birth to a daughter in 2010 and was bombarded with princess paraphernalia.

While browsing the book aisles of major department stores and finding nothing but princess and fairy books, Sam decided enough was enough and went home to write her first manuscript.

Allen & Unwin quickly signed her up and asked for three more books to turn the concept into a series.

Since the books were released, Sam has been busy visiting schools and festivals around the country. She has especially loved running creative writing workshops for students.

Sam also blogs about bringing up children as an ‘anti-princess mama’ at

When she’s not writing for kids, Sam writes and performs poetry. She won the 2014 Byron Bay Writers Festival poetry slam and was selected to perform in the 2014 NSW Finals of the Australian Poetry Slam.

She is also a highly awarded journalist and works full-time as a multimedia reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation based in Byron Bay

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