Samantha van Dalen resides in London where she runs her own property and relocation company. Apart from working for a living, Samantha writes in her spare time, paints in oils, grows perfumed roses, takes long walks with her hound, loves to cook and entertain her eclectic array of friends.Samantha wrote Maestro when the main character, Guillaume Gillane, literally came to her in a dream- he appeared in the dream as he is described in the book. The entire plot and even the pivotal date in the book were also part of the dream.The association with dreams continues into Samantha’s paintings where all of her portraits are in fact spirits who have visited her while she sleeps. Samantha has sold a few of her paintings to unsuspecting collectors around the world.Samantha updates her blog often, where she shares her photos and ideas: Samantha’s latest book, How to be Happy, The Little Book of Peace (for your soul) is a compendium of the lessons Samantha has learned in her life. How to be Happy is proving very popular as a gift for loved ones for the Holidays.


A London high flier rents a country cottage and  is drawn to her landlord, a mysterious artist suspected of killing the  cottage’s previous tenant. Sara, burnt-out by her career and relationship-weary, holidays alone near a remote English village where her presence sets off a chain reaction that compels her to investigate a twenty-year-old enigma – a case closed for lack of corpse or witness. Sara follows a trail of circumstantial evidence leading to her landlord Gillane, an artist who surrounds himself with secrecy. Reckless or refined? Gentle or jackal? Who is this man? Why is she drawn to him?  Maestro is a story of souls: attracted by need, repelled by fear, choosing to live in isolation yet searching for connection. Maestro plays an intoxicating melody – when the music stops, who will be left without a chair? 


Samantha’s Cause:

PRESS RELEASE Date: 04th Sep 2012


Kids Company Headquarters Registered Charity Number 1068298 Tel: 0845 644 6838



Author Links:

To purchase Maestro, go to: Samantha van Dalen is a London-based writer and runs her own relocation company,

Primo Relocations London Limited. 


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