Samantha Giles is probably better known as an actress. She played comedy character Bernice Blackstock in Emmerdale for over 7 years, leaving late last year to pursue other creative projects. She has also been a regular character in three series of Where The Heart Is and Hollyoaks, as well as lead guest roles in many other well known TV programmes.
She started writing about 3 years ago, inspired by a dream she had about the four witch characters that feature in her debut, Rosemary and the Witches of Pendle Hill. Other than acting and writing, she also tutors for Act4TV in Liverpool, has her own Facebook Spell page called Samanthas Spells and is a big country music fan.