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Meet the GEMSTONE DRAGONS, adorable dragons with magical powers. Books 1 and 2 of this chapter book series for ages 6 and up will be available on June 7, 2022, from Bloomsbury Children's Books. Click the button below to learn more, and scroll down for other books.


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The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast with SCBWI Crystal Kite medal


When a boy wakes up on a beach alone and with no memory, he has to face his biggest fears before finding his way home. (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster)

ARROW by Samantha M Clark


A boy with a limb difference is the only hope to save a magical hidden rainforest. But first, if he must decide who from the outside world he can trust. (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster)

American Horse Tales: Hollywood by Samantha M Clark


Juniper and her horse Able learn that being part of their favorite TV show is more difficult than they had imagined. (Book 2 in the series from Penguin Workshop)


Praise for Samantha’s Books

ARROW: “A compelling adventure about resilience, hope, and learning to trust your own heart.”

~Lynne Kelly

Award-winning author of Song for a Whale

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST: “Lyrical and hauntingly beautiful, this is a story for everyone who’s had to learn to face their fears.”

~Jennifer A. Nielsen

New York Times best-selling author of The False Prince series and the Mark of the Thief series

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST: “[A] well-crafted mystery thriller… [that] speaks to the deepest level of heart and psyche.”

~Susan Vaught

Edgar Award-winning author of Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse

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