Sam is a founding member of Dumbshow. He is a writer and musician. His first novel, The Snow Merchant has been published in both the UK and in the USA and was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award. Lilliput, Sam’s second book, was published in 2013, and was long-listed for the Children’s Costa Book Award. His next book Hercufleas was Carnegie Medal-nominated, and his latest book, His Royal Whiskers was published in the UK in January 2017. He has written several plays for Dumbshow as well pantomimes for the egg theatre, Bath.