Secrets of the Dragon Tomb
A Story of Thrilling Adventure and Desperate Peril
Coming Soon from Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt / Macmillan)
Mars in 1816 is a world of high Society, deadly danger, and strange clockwork machines. Pterodactyls glide through the sky, automatic servants hand out sandwiches at elegant garden parties, and in the north, the great dragon tombs hide marvels of Ancient Martian technology.
Fourteen-year-old Edward Sullivan has always dreamed of becoming a spy like the ones he reads of in his favorite magazine, Thrilling Martian Tales. Instead, he spends his days keeping his eccentric family from complete disaster … that is, until the villainous archeologist, Sir Titus Dane, kidnaps Edward’s parents as part of a scheme to loot an undiscovered dragon tomb.
Bone Roads: Nine Stories of Magic and Wonder
A ghost searches for revenge in ancient Egypt.
A girl risks awakening a dark god to save her dog.
A boy unearths the bones of a dragon…
Bone Roads is a collection of nine fantasy short stories by Patrick Samphire. From ancient Greece, through prehistoric Britain, to the trenches of World War One, all the way to modern America, these short stories tell of magic, love, horror and redemption.
I'm Patrick Samphire, and I write stories of adventure, magic, and mystery for children, teenagers, and adults.
If you take a look around my website, you'll find some short stories you can read for free, as well as information about all of the stories I've had published. I also write novels for readers aged 10 to 15. My agent is the wonderful Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
When I'm not writing, I design and build websites. You can see my work at 50 Seconds North - web design and development.
I hope you enjoy looking around this website, but far more than that, I hope you enjoy some of my stories.
Thanks for visiting,
When Josh's dad falls ill and a strange new girl appears at his school, Josh has to face up to two frightening threats. They may be more closely linked than he realises.
First published in Realms of Fantasy.
What they say...
I've never come across a less-than-excellent story by Patrick Samphire, and Dragonfly Summer proves to be no exception.
- Steve Redwood, Whispers of Wickedness, on Dragonfly Summer.
This is the first story I've heard this year that I'd consider a masterpiece. It's rare for a story to move me to tears, but this one did.
- John Dodds, The Fix, on The Western Front.