Samuel Elliott

Samuel Elliott has been published in MoviePilot, Blue Crow Magazine, FilmInk, Pure Slush, Vertigo, Writer’s Bloc, The Big Issue, Independent Australia, and Southerly. One of his novels, The Sisters of Satan, was published in 2011, followed by the second, expanded edition in 2012. The Sisters Of Satan is still available in both digital and print form and has been translated into six languages. Since mid-2016, Elliott’s crime novel, Hoi Polloi, was published. Elliott is currently a freelancer for The Australia Times and focusing on the Milan Milton series.

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