Juliet M Sampson
B Teach(Primary)/BA (Psychology)
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Juliet M. Sampson is the author of best-seller, Behind the Mask. Being a teacher she has always loved to share stories. Her second novel is Bon Voyage! Juliet was inspired to write Bon Voyage! as she travelled the world visiting over twenty-one countries. She is currently writing her third novel.
Juliet feels we are all on a journey and life has so far taught her so many important lessons. It is through these lessons that we learn. She wants to help others of all ages. We can all learn from each other.
A five minute interview with Juliet
What are your favourite books?
My favourite novels are ones that show bravery and inspiration. I like Memoirs of a Geisha Girl, The Art Of Happiness (A Handbook for Living), Ugly, Judas Kisses and the Harry Potter books. Another favourite of mine is Greylands by Isobelle Carmody.
I also enjoy picture books such as the Very Hungry Caterpillar, There is a Hippopotamus on my roof eating cake, Wombat Stew, Don’t Get Burnt and Sheepdogs. I also love Paul Jennings books e.g. Round the Twist.
What is your advice to aspiring writers?
My advice is never give up on your writing. Follow your dreams.
What are your passions in life?
My passions in life are my family, friends and pet dog. Also teaching, voluntary work, helping others, travelling, dancing, chocolate and of course, writing!
Who do you think are inspirational people?
Bryce Courtenay, Fiona McIntosh, Nelson Mandela, The Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa and Saint Mary Mackillop. I also think my parents are inspirational people and I admire what they have achieved.
Don’t ask others what they can do for you, ask yourself what you can do for others.
Favourite holiday destinations?
I loved visiting Paris, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Japan and New Zealand.
What are your favourite colours?
I love blue and pink.
What are your favourite foods?
I love pasta and I also enjoy Thai and Japanese foods.
What is your favourite flower?
I love sunflowers, these flowers are so bright and make me feel happy.
What are your favourite animals?
I love pandas, rabbits and Shetland Sheepdogs. I also love butterflies of course.
What do you hope to achieve with your novel Behind the Mask?
It is my wish to raise awareness about abuse. I want to support people and help them realize it is never too late to change their lives.
What are your future plans?
After Behind the Mask, I would like to write another novel. I would also like to write some children’s picture books. I will continue to do voluntary work and support charities.
TWO NEW QUESTIONS:
What is your next novel called? When will it be released?
Bon Voyage! my second novel is at the printer as we speak. I should see it in September 2013. It will be released in Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States of America mid 2014. The Australian and New Zealand release date for Bon Voyage! will be November 2013.
Where do you plan to travel to next?
Next year I am planning on travelling to Queensland in Australia, Paris and Provence, Spain, Portugal and Hong Kong. I am very excited about these adventures.
ANOTHER NEW QUESTION:
What are the themes in your third novel?
Mystery, Adventure, Crime, Dance and Romance.
Dancing is a passion of Juliets
Travelling is a passion of Juliets
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