Samantha Norman is a journalist and broadcaster. She began her career writing feature articles for newspapers and magazines on sport -- particularly boxing -- leading, rather circuitously, to a career interviewing all manner of people both in print and on television. She was Tony Benn's interviewer of choice for his "Audience With ..." series in theatres around Britain.
When her mother, the bestselling historical novelist Ariana Franklin, died suddenly half-way through her last novel, "Winter Siege", Samantha stepped in to finish it. She is now working on a continuation of Ariana Franklin's "Mistress Of The Art Of Death" series.
She lives in London with her two sons and escapes to the country whenever she can to ride her horse.