2016 Book of the Year Gold

Author      Teacher      Dancer      Sunflower lover

Juliet M. Sampson is an international award-winning author. Dance Demons, her third novel won 2016 Book of the Year in the Reader’s Choice Awards in the AusRomToday competition. She was also one of ten finalists for 2016 Author of the Year in the same competition. Her other young adult books are Behind the Mask, Bon Voyage! and Outback WonderGrace’s Mystery Seed is her debut picture book and was honoured as a ‘Finalist’ in the ‘Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction’ category, 2019 International Book Awards. Grace’s Mystery Seed was also shortlisted for the 2019 Speech Pathology Award, 5 – 8 year old category. Cato’s Can Can is Juliet’s second picture book.

After working for several years as a primary teacher and sharing her love of stories with children, Juliet’s first novel was published. She loves to inspire others and her quote ‘spread sunshine and inspiration,’ has reached a global audience.

Juliet lives in Melbourne near the bay where she is surrounded by family and friends. Her other passions are travelling, dancing, gardening and sketching.