Samira Osman read modern languages at Cambridge University before joining the BBC. She has worked in Lebanon, Germany, Italy and America making documentaries for television.
Samira's first book for children, Quicksilver, was published by Marion Lloyd Books in January 2010 and longlisted for the Waterstone's prize. Her second book, Serpent's Gold, was published by Marion Lloyd Books in 2011.
Her new book, Chasing the Dark, is written under her pseudonym Sam Hepburn, published by Chicken House in June 2013.