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About Sam Hepburn

Sam Hepburn read Modern Languages at Cambridge University before joining the BBC, where she was a producer of factual programmes for over 25 years and was a commissioning editor for the launch of BBC Four.

She lives in London with her husband and three children, and has written two books for Chicken House, Chasing the Dark and If You Were Me.

Accolades and awards

  • Shortlisted for the Hampshire Book Award 2014
  • Shortlisted for the Oldham Book Award 2014
  • Shortlisted for the Bolton Children’s Book Award 2014
  • Shortlisted for the Wirral Children's Book Award 2014
  • Shortlisted for the North East Book Award 2013
  • Winner of the Stockport Children's Book Award 2014

Sam Hepburn in the news


Only TWO MORE DAYS until YALC!!! Have I given away how excited we are? We have got a whole host of treats for YALC-goers (not least lots of fabulous book chat from Chicken House staff) which can all be found on our publisher stand in the Book Zone. Come and chat to us about your favourite ...

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IF YOU WERE ME blog tour

Looking for an exciting new read this month? Look no further than Sam Hepburn's IF YOU WERE ME - an exciting teen mystery set in contemporary London.

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