N.K. Ashworth (known as ‘Sam’) lives on Waiheke Island and loves to write Young Adult fiction. She shares her quirky tower house with an exuberant bearded collie called Jester, Gypsy the cat, and nine white doves named after laundry detergents. For many years Sam used traditional falconry techniques to rehabilitate injured Australasian harrier hawks. She is a painter and sculptor of fantasy themes, has a fascination with mysticism and a BA in Art History.