Samara Lo

Every life deserves a little magic


Samara Lo is a children's book author from Sydney, Australia. She is represented by Peter Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media.

In 2020, she was awarded the Westwords Emerging Writer's Residency at Varuna House and in 2021 was the recipient of a writing grant and mentorship through the Copyright Agency-WestWords Fellowship. Her short story One Day was awarded the highly-commended prize and published in the Living Stories Anthology 2021 and her short story Last Teen Standing was published in Daily Science Fiction (Feb 2022). 

When not writing, Samara can often be found at one of Sydney’s golden sand beaches or relaxing with family, watching re-runs of favourites such as Studio Ghibli films and playing computer games—mostly from the Final Fantasy series.