Samantha Elphick

The Aussie Kid finds the American Dream

       Born in Australia into a harsh family environment, Samantha, the third sibling of four girls, grew up in the typical dysfunctional family with a “Spare the rod . . . Spoil the child” mindset. At the young age of sixteen, having just finished high school, and done with the abuse, she ran away from home. After traveling twelve hours on a train, she sat on a park bench in a big city, suitcase by her side, alone, afraid, but willing to make something of her situation. Checking her bag into a train station, she pulled up her bootstraps and roamed the city looking for work. Within hours, she had found a job as a waitress and started immediately.

        After the original drama settled, she went on to complete a four-year hair designer apprenticeship course. Then at the young age of nineteen, she met and married a fellow Australian. Over the next nine years, she gave birth to three beautiful children but eventually filed for divorce, determined to find her dreams and talents. As a single parent, with only courage and a vision, Samantha purchased a Bankrupt hair salon and quickly became aware of her unique skills for entrepreneurship, people, and creativity. She was instrumental in being the first to introduce the Unisex concept in hair design services, and her business exploded. Soon discovering a natural talent for writing, training, and creating motivational programs. It was difficult as a single parent, but she managed to maintain the love, support, and welfare of her children while growing a superb business concept. She finally had to accept that her determination, courage, and endurance got developed from her roots and strict upbringing and found peace in forgiving her father.

       Five successful years later, she met and married an ex-patriot and traveled outside of Australia for the first time—this fueled her restlessness. After selling her first business, Samantha and her family left the land down under for life in the United States, taking on the full financial responsibility for her three children. In St. Louis, MO. She purchased her second Bankrupt hair salon four weeks after arriving in the country. America loved the fresh Aussie spirit, talent, and experience. After six months, she was featured on the cover of city magazines and got commissioned to write a weekly fashion column for a local newspaper. While living in St. Louis, she also attained her private pilot’s license, and later a glider license in Sugarbush, Vermont. After four years, her marriage unfortunately ended, and once again, she joined the ranks of single parenthood.

      Samantha sold yet another business for a lucrative profit. She and her children relocated to Boston, MA. At age forty-three, she mounted a horse for the first time, and a new passion got ignited. That discovery led to fox hunting, steeplechase racing, and competitive polo—a journey of discovery that introduced her to a world of sex-money-power. She purchased her original horse farm in Ipswich, MA. Samantha’s aptitude for business escalated, growing two chains of successful hair salons over the next ten years. She studied part-time at Emerson College in Boston. She went on to create a unique Cablevision show called Powerful Women, writing and producing individual presentations for the next twelve months.

        During many productive years, she successfully joined the ranks of Corporate America and gained the ability to write business plans, proposals, construction schedules, training, and operating manuals. Selling her chain of hair salons, Samantha went on and reinvented herself as a sought-after Corporate Trainer and motivational speaker. For three years, she traveled nationally and internationally to numerous companies focusing on communication and leadership programs.

           Her decision to move to Florida became a subsequent critical chapter in her life journey after a failed seven-year love relationship. She purchased a 75-acre polo ranch, and within months turned her home into a Bed and Breakfast venue. Building more stables and acquiring other horses, she grew a horse-leasing operation, leased the polo field to the public for games and tournaments. She offered polo holiday packages and worked tirelessly, developing a successful business, writing polo biographies, advertising campaigns, and establishing unique marketing events. After nine fabulous, productive years, she sold the ranch for a handsome profit.

         One week after selling her business, Samantha heard the tragic news regarding the suicide death of a fellow polo player. She thrust herself into what would become her most significant accomplishment—writing her first novel with the freedom to express herself. The publishing of her first novel, Unbridled, was a turning point. The following year Samantha traveled across the country marketing the book, committed to the story’s success. Readers wanted more stories, and so did her characters. She turned her quest into writing a trilogy and relocated to South Carolina after purchasing 78-acres of raw land. Now a new challenge, for two years, developing the property while writing her first sequel and playing competitive polo. Like many others, she got walloped by the struggling economy but held on for twelve months, which resulted in a massive financial loss. A move back to Florida became apparent. Her determination went into full swing, with the publishing of her second novel, Untamed.

       That same year, Samantha hosted her Internet Radio Talk Show while creating her new business, Passion for People Writing Services. Writing had become her love and passion. She quickly set out to reinvent herself as a ghostwriter. She completed writing her third novel, Unscripted, set in its entirety in her native country, Australia, which ended the YA genre trilogy. Each story stands alone and sequels the boy’s conflict, love, obsession, polo, drugs, and sexuality.

     After the six years it took to write her first unexpected Trilogy, her love for writing got consumed, and she reinvented herself as a ghostwriter. Over the last fourteen years, Samantha’s career found devotion to ghostwriting memoirs, life story novels, short biographies, screenplays, and speeches. All of Samantha’s stories are available on her website and Now the author of four published books and numerous memoirs, she has earned the respect of her peers and audiences. With her uncanny ability to listen, write, and relate to others, her life journey continues to fuel that talent.

     Today, she is free to travel nationally and internationally and leaves herself available to go where the story warrants the telling or needs a doctor for editing. Her most significant accomplishment was when she got selected to write a story for a famous political leader in Africa. Traveling to a foreign county took courage, devotion, and bravery. The project found completion in late 2017. Her intense work got mentioned in the published book, which was surprising for a ghostwriter.

     Years of successful ghostwriting, editing, and freelance writing continues to fuel her journey and passion. In 2020 Samantha wants to help and give back to young authors or experienced ones with no time to finish projects, her valuable experience to edit, and embellish all works of writing developmentally.

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