All About Sam

Greetings to you pilgrim, and welcome to my website. I hope that traversing its length and breadth will fill you with joy the likes of which you have never known. Failing that, you can at least find information on my books, clips of my stand-up, and stupid blog articles I write from time to time.

In case you are looking for real information about me, let me commence writing in third person so it seems less biased.

Sam Bowring, also known by the street name ‘Medium Size Bow Wow’, is an AMAZING author based in Sydney, Australia. He has written many incredible books to overwhelming critical acclaim, such as the highly original Broken Well trilogy and the hauntingly beautiful Strange Threads duology. Also a hilarious stand-up comedian, he has been performing for twenty years, and been nominated for many impressive awards – although luckily he has never actually won anything, so his mild success never went to his head. He also designed a card game called Bedlam which is very complex and a huge commercial failure.

Okay, that should do it. Back to first person.

If you want to let me know of something or other, feel free to email me (sam at sambowring dot com), and then I will feel free to decide whether to open it or not. I probably will, but sometimes probably is a long time.

I hope you enjoy my site and thanks for dropping by!

The Strange Threads duology (signed)


Both books in the Strange Threads duology, signed personally to you (or whoever) by me, the esteemed author!


Centuries have passed since the Wardens slew the tyrant Lord Regret, but while the Wound that he ripped in the sky remains open, the earth trembles and the sun vanishes without warning.

The great warrior Rostigan wanders Aorn, weary of battle and unwanted renown. With him travels his lover, the minstrel Tarzi, who hopes she may soon witness further deeds from him worthy of song and tale. Despite Rostigan’s reluctance to re-enter the world, she may get what she wishes for, as when they travel to the once magnificent city of Silverstone, they discover it has been wrenched out of existence. Journeying onwards, they come to learn the disturbing truth. The land has descended into chaos for the Wardens, now craving destruction, have returned from their ancient graves and Lord Regret’s malicious legacy grows ever stronger, corrupting the very nature of reality.

“The story is driven equally by action and characters and the author’s style is utterly mesmerising … I have rarely read a fantasy novel so engrossing.”
– Courier Mail

” The mature, unique writing of Sam Bowring is, I fear, overlooked too often for the mediocre and flashy. Australian Fantasy has benefitted from his contributions, and his works attest to his brilliance. The Strange Threads duology is a must read for fans of the genre, and those new to the genre, who often despair at lyrical descriptions and odd turns of phrase, will find this series both refreshing and worthwhile.”
– Speculating on SpecFic

“Bowring’s style is perfectly paced and truly addictive. A fresh page turner.”
– Manly Daily

“Bowring writes with a relaxed style that makes it easy to devour the novel, [but] there’s quite a lot of depth to this.”
– Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus

“A highly exciting novel from a fantastic storyteller, that kept me turning the pages till late into the night.”
– Head Stuck in a Book

“One of the wonderful things about Bowring’s writing style is that he doesn’t under-estimate his audience – anytime he wants you to be in the dark about something, you truly are in the dark, which keeps the suspense levels high.”
– Speculating on SpecFic

NOTE: You can put details of who to sign these books to in the ‘order notes’ at checkout, or email them to sam at sambowring dot com.