<b>Samantha Tonge</b> lives in Manchester UK with her husband and children. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely. When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women's magazines. She is represented by the Darley Anderson literary agency. In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut, <i>Doubting Abbey</i>, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, <i>Game of Scones</i>, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. In 2018 <i>Forgive Me Not</i> heralded a new direction into darker women's fiction with publisher Canelo. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association romantic comedy award.