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You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and GoodReads.

Get in touch: samkilfordblog [at] gmail [dot] com

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I spent most my formative years in Wales – somehow managing to not acquire the accent! – and now live in London.

WHO TAKES YOUR PICTURES?

Where possible, I mention the different pro photographers I work with alongside the specific shots by them in my posts. The particular shot from this page is by Morgane Maurice who is fabulous!

All other photos are taken by me, friends or family members who are handy with a camera.

HOW DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?

With pictures from shoots, the editing is usually done by the photographer I worked with. Although, I may make some occasional tweaks to the colouring. Every single photographer has their own distinct style and their credentials should be listed alongside the shots if you want to reach out and ask them about editing directly. You can also drop me a line if you have any questions about a specific shoot or photo!

Personally, I mainly use a mix of Adobe Lightroom and VSCO because I’m a basic girl at heart.

PLEASE CAN I COVER / MENTION / REFERENCE YOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT STORY IN [INSERT PUBLICATION]?

By all means, do get in touch via email about any press opps regarding sexual assault in higher education or even to discuss the support – or lack thereof – for disabled students at these educational insitutitions, but please do not repurpose my story if I am unavailable and say no.

Unless you have written permission from me AND we have spoken in-person/on a video call about whatever story you’re working on, then I do not wish to be publicly named and have my experience covered, repurposed, or referenced in any media pieces that I have not been expressly involved in.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FLOWERS FROM?

Flowers are a prominent part of my book reviews. For fancy-schmancy bouquets, Wild Things Flowers, The Real Flower Company and Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart in Notting Hill are my go-tos. Otherwise, any Tesco arrangement will do!

CAN I SEND YOU MY BOOK?

Absolutely! I routinely work with major UK and US publishers, but I am happy to receive books from independent, self-published authors too!

Please have a read of my Review Policy first and then send an email over to me. Be sure to tell me as much about your book as possible.

I sadly can’t always guarantee that I’ll be able to say yes to every request. My professional work can be demanding which means that waiting times for a review will vary throughout year. If you have a specific deadline or want the review to be timed with a launch, please let me know in advance.

WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO COLLABORATE ON NON-BOOK RELATED CONTENT? DO YOU DO SPONSORED POSTS?

For all other collaborations, please drop me an email with as much detail as possible about you, your store, business or product that you’d like me to feature. We can then discuss the type of promotion you’d like.