About Me / Contact


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I live in Melbourne Australia with my wonderful wife and two fantastic daughters.  I was raised in the family footwear business where I still work, but I’ve done a great deal besides.  I’ve edited, researched, sub-edited and published.  I’m a proud fan of the Oxford comma, double spacing after a period, and serif fonts.  I read mostly crime, science fiction, and fantasy.

I’ve done a stint in the Royal Australian Navy, run a small café and pumped diesel at a bus depot.  I’m a travel junkie, amateur birdwatcher and overall book and film nerd.

I’m also a bit of a klutz.  There’s a rule in House Gilmour: Never give Sam a tool.  Recently, I nearly knocked out my front teeth while hammering a garden stake for an over-productive apple tree.  Funnily enough, I’m not bad in the kitchen.  Aside from the odd burned finger here and there, I can usually whip up a halfway decent meal without shedding any blood.  Hmm..  What else?  Oh yeah.  I tend to look a bit scruffy, and also have an odd fondness for beanies and funny hats.

Now you know all those websites that make you fill out forms to contact the authors?  I hate those.  There’s one down the bottom of this page, but you don’t have to use it.  I’ve already had a couple of real-life stalkers, so I don’t scare that easily.  Feel free to get in touch.  I usually answer pretty quickly.  My email is samgilmourmedia@gilmours.com.au  Bear in mind that if you do email me, I’ll probably keep your email in my address book and let you know next time I release a new book.  If you don’t want me to do that, say so, and I’ll keep you on my “No Send” list and never touch your inbox.

You can also find me elsewhere on social media:

I’m on Goodreads.

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We can be friends on Facebook.

I also have a Facebook Author Page.

You can find me on G+