Sam Yarney's Bio:
A recurring theme in British-born author Sam Yarney’s writing is multiple plots that zip back and forth across the globe. In a nutshell, that is a representation of Sam’s his own life journey – lots of transcontinental travel and picking up bits and pieces of the local lingo and idiosyncrasies as he goes along. Born in North London, he spent a great deal of his earlier life in West Africa.
The two major influences that shaped Sam’s understanding of history, current affairs and global events from about the age of seven were the BBC World Service News, preceded by station ident ? ‘This is London’ followed by Lillibullero and the American Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia . For 20 years now, Sam has been crossing the Atlantic several times a year and credits Funk and Wagnalls for laying the foundation so many years ago, for his now insightful understanding of things American, albeit through British lenses.
In the 1990s Sam worked in the publishing and advertising industry in London, managed a business information database and edited a business magazine. His first two novels, Ninety Days and Air Rage, were well received on both sides of the Atlantic. Both are fast-moving suspense thrillers that feature the life journey of British journalist Cyrus Anderson. There is one more book in the trilogy to go. Sam is also the author of a children’s novel, Mystery of the Sagrenti Treasure published by Macmillan.
Sam’s number one emotive British location is All Saints Church, Southill, Bedfordshire ? burial place of Royal Navy Admiral, John Byng, who was controversially court-martialled and executed in 1757 for failing to ‘do his utmost’ to prevent Minorca falling to the French following the Battle of Minorca.
In America, Sam’s leading emotive location is the summit of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest.
When he is not traveling, Sam makes his home in Cambridgeshire, England.