“The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast” by Samantha M. Clark

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Reading with Your Kids Spooky Special Episode ft. Samantha M. Clark – The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast

Hello ReadingWithYourKids family!!!

We’re so happy to welcome back one of the spooky middle-grade authors who appeared on the Reading with Your kids podcast Christmas special edition! Samantha M Clark is joining us today to talk about her debut middle-grade novel The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast. Samantha is the author of stories for the young and young at heart, for the believers of magic and wonder, for the lovers of intrigue and mystery.

The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast” is about a boy filled with fear who wakes alone on a beach with no memory of how he got there or even who he is. He knows in his heart he has a home and desperately wants to find it—but first, he must face his biggest fears.

If you love fantasy, magic, action, adventure, and a story that grips you from page one (plus lots of danger!), then this is the book for you!


About Samantha M. Clark

Samantha M. ClarkSamantha M Clark has always loved stories about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. After all, if four ordinary brothers and sisters can find a magical world at the back of a wardrobe, why can’t she? While she looks for her real-life Narnia, she writes about other ordinary children and teens who’ve stumbled into a wardrobe of their own. In a past life, Samantha was a photojournalist and managing editor for newspapers and magazines. She has lived in a land of rainforests, the land of the Queen, two Caribbean islands, and now lives with her husband and two crazy dogs in Austin, Texas (the land of the weird). Samantha is the Regional Advisor for the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and explores wardrobes every chance she gets.

Where online can people find more about Samantha and her book

Visit her website at www.SamanthaMClark.com
Find her on Twitter (@SAMCLARKWRITES), FACEBOOK, Instagram (@SAMANTHACLARKBOOKS) and Pinterest (@SAMCLARKWRITES) when she’s taking a break from her WIP.

More about “The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast”

The Boy, the Boat, and the BeastThe Graveyard Book meets Hatchet in this eerie novel about a boy who is stranded on a mysterious beach, from debut author Samantha M. Clark.

A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember. When he sees a light shining over the foreboding wall of trees that surrounds the shore, he decides to follow it, in the hopes that it will lead him to answers. The boy’s journey is a struggle for survival and a search for the truth—a terrifying truth that once uncovered, will force him to face his greatest fear of all if he is to go home.

This gripping adventure will have readers hooked until its jaw-dropping and moving conclusion. Samantha M. Clark’s first novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice.

Click the Amazon link below for book samples, reviews and to purchase!



In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:

  • More about Samantha M. Clark and her middle grade novel The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast
  • What inspired Samantha to write this book?
  • What does Samantha want readers to take away from her book?
  • How her book can be a great tool to help kids overcome their fears and teach them to be mindful of themselves and others?
  • What‘s coming up next for Samantha and much more.


Thanks for agreeing to this interview, Samantha. We wish you all the best with  The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast!


If you haven’t already done so, listen to this episode & feel free to share it by using the social media buttons at the bottom of this page. We would LOVE if you could leave us a review on iTunes.

We’d love to hear about any other adventure books you’ve enjoyed. Feel free to connect with us on our social media, or email us anytime by contacting us. Happy listening!

Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!😆

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