Sam Michaels writes gritty gangland sagas set in Battersea, South London, which is where she was born and bred, the council estates being her playground.
After leaving school at sixteen with no qualifications, Sam married soon after and had a son. The marriage ended quickly, and as a single mother, she worked in various retail positions until undertaking an Open University degree. This led to Sam becoming an analytical scientist and then into technical sales where she met her husband.
A few years later, they moved from Hampshire to Spain. It was then that her mother, the Sunday Times best-selling author, Kitty Neale, inspired Sam to put pen to paper. She now writes her novels in sunnier climates with the company of her husband, four dogs and eight cats.
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Some women are born to be ruthless...
Georgina Garrett is born in the day WW1 breaks.
The series of five books follows Georgina's life from birth to her rise of power in the criminal underworld of Battersea, London. And her fight to stay at the top of her game.
Trickster is the first book in the series, followed by Rivals.
Sam Michaels signed a five book contract with Aria Fiction, a digital imprint of Head of Zeus.
Agent: Judith Murdoch
As World War One is announced a baby girl is born. Little do people know that she's going to grow up to rule the streets of Battersea.
From a family steeped in poverty the only way to survive is with street smarts.
With a father who steals for a living, a grandmother who's a woman of the night and a mother long dead, Georgina was never in for an easy life. But after a tragic event left her father shaken he makes a decision that will change the course of all their lives – to raise Georgina as George, ensuring her safety but marking the start of her life of crime...
This is the first book in the thrilling new Georgina Garrett series.
Released in Ebook format 16th April 2019 - Aria Fiction
Paperback publication July 2019 - Head of Zeus
Georgina Garrett is back and more daring than ever!
Follow Georgina as she builds up her own empire in the second thrilling installment of the Georgina Garrett series.
The streets of Battersea are about to get a new leader, one who will rule with an iron fist.
It's the 1930s and Georgina Garrett has risen up from her tough beginnings to become the new boss of the Battersea gang. But not everyone is pleased with a female taking charge...
With rival gangs trying to steal her turf, untrustworthy men in her midst and her dad lost deep in the bottle, Georgina has a lot to tackle. With her friends and family in constant danger and those closest to her questioning her leadership Georgina must use her wits to show that she's made for this job.
The Garrett name is one to be feared and Georgina will begin to change the face of Battersea forever...
Ebook published 3rd October 2019
Paperback January 2020
While World War II rages on around them, the gangs of London are fighting for their turf...
There might be a war on, but that doesn't stop Georgina Garrett running her business with an iron fist. No one said running the Battersea gang was going to be easy, but her unflinchable nature makes Georgina unstoppable.
With a role that requires a ruthless ability to seek revenge and pay out crippling punishments, Georgina's enemies are growing in number. With a target on her back, Georgina knows she must do everything to protect her family. But, with the loss of someone closest to her, can Georgina rise up from the ashes or allow a usurper to take her crown?
Perfect for fans of Peaky Blinders, Martina Cole and Lesley Pearce
23rd April 2020
Georgina Garrett has made many enemies, but with every victory she's only grown stronger. But it only takes one defeat to crumble an empire and is this the one that brings Georgina to her knees?
Sam Michaels returns with her bestselling Georgina Garrett series.
She's out of retirement – and out for revenge
When Georgina Garrett wakes in the night to find intruders in her house, she knows she must do everything she can to keep her children safe.
But just when she thinks the ordeal is over, she realises something is terribly wrong. She arrives at her crime-lord husband David Maynard's London house to find a bloodbath. Six of David's best men lie dead and he is nowhere to be found.
Georgina may have walked away from the game but she's still the best player on the street. Now, she will stop at nothing to get her husband back and to make whoever took him pay for ever daring to set foot in her town.