Sam Russell is a writer, a blogger and a farmer. Born in London, UK, her family’s move to the English countryside ignited a passion for horses and a love of all things rural.
Before farming and writing, Sam worked as a secretary, a book-keeper and a riding instructor. She spent time teaching in Dubai before returning to the UK to marry a farmer and running her own stables while raising their children.
A Bed of Barley Straw is her debut romantic novel, written when the children were all grown up. She still lives and works on the family farm with her husband and dogs. You can hear more of Sam’s story on her Rustic Romance blog.