Bar associate and first-time mum Samantha Allard works part time at the Globe Hotel, in King’s Lynn.
When she is not working at the pub or looking after her 15-month-old son, Samantha is pursuing her other passion as a fiction writer.
King’s Lynn-born Samantha, 27, who has been writing short stories since she was 15, had her first novella published at the end of last year.
‘What a way to start the day’, published under Samantha’s nom de plume Ella Grey, is a paranormal fantasy story, aimed at young adults, available online to download to PC, Blackberry and iPad: www.allromanceebooks.com
It tells the story of Molly O’Brien, who runs the small shop ‘Forbidden Charms’ and is the witch to see, if you want something. Operating on the outskirts of a supernatural world isn’t easy, especially when you realise that you might be pregnant, the would-be daddy has fangs and is the hunted son of the vampire mafia.
Although not available as a paperback yet, the novella is proving a popular download. Samantha has already completed the sequel and is just waiting for the nod for publication.