Sam Beckbessinger

Sam Beckbessinger is a screenwriter and novelist with a taste for the strange. A short story she wrote with fellow horror fiends Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen called 'This Book Will Find You' is currently in production with a major US network. She's worked as a cartoon scriptwriter, has published three picture books for young children, and wrote for Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire on Realm. She’s also the author of a non-fiction book called Manage Your Money Like a Fucking Grownup (Jonathan Ball and Little, Brown), which is sold in six countries and remained on the top 10 South African bestseller list for two years. She wrote a web-based choose-your-own-adventure story about climate change called Survive the Century, and still has a blog even though it’s 2022. She gets way too excited about gross body fluids and spreadsheets. She is South African, but now lives in London, UK.

London (Greater London)

Angela Cheng Caplan:

  • Novelist, Girls of Little Hope (upcoming: 2023). A novel about two missing girls who come back, changed, written with Dale Halvorsen.

  • Screenwriter, four episodes of Jungle Beat (2021) - a family-friendly animated comedy series which has been broadcast in over 180 countries on channels including Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.

  • Writer and CreatorSurvive the Century (2021) a branching narrative game about climate change. Now also available as an interactive book.

  • Writer, two episodes of Marvel's Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire (2020) - a serialised story on Realm featuring Marvel's reluctantly superpowered private eye, Jessica Jones.

  • Screenwriter, six episodes of Team Jay (2019) - an animated kids series where a magic zebra two children, a gerbil and a flying squirrel save their town from uppity villains. Broadcast on Nickelodeon Italy. By Sunrise Productions and Juventus F.C.

  • Writer, three picture books for young children: How to Tame a Monster (2021), Lost Toy (2020) and Hippo Wants to Dance (2016).

  • Creator, writer and hostLike a F-cking Grownup (2019). A podcast about health, money, happiness, and how to live your best life, for people who have noooo idea what they’re doing.

  • Writer, Manage Your Money Like a F-cking Grownup (2016). A lighthearted nonfiction book about being broke which is sold in six countries and remained on the top 10 South African bestseller list for two years. There are multiple editions, including a mouth-washed-out-with-soap adaptation for teenagers.

  • Short story writer, "Undercurrency" and "According to Plan" in anthology Upshot (2020). "This Book Will Find You" in anthology The Outcast Hours (2018) (with Dale Halvorsen and Lauren Beukes). "Blinding Birds" (2017) in The Cardiff Review.

Animation, Books, Childrens writing, Online writing, Short story, Television, Videogames