|One day Sam Field told his mother, award-winning author Brigid Lowry, that he had a great idea for her new book. The result was Space Camp, which mother and son then wrote.
Sam Field writes...
'I was born in Windsor hospital, NSW, and spent my first three years of life living somewhere out in the bush in a Buddhist community named Buddha Dharma with my mum and dad, Brigid Lowry and John Field. We didnít have TV there so maybe thatís why I grew to love reading so much.
ĎIím not quite certain what I actually remember from that period, and what are just stories that Iíve been told so many times that I think they are memories. They range from coercing Buddhist monks into making me paper aeroplanes, to getting busted along with my young friends for stealing a whole tin of Milo and pouring its entire contents into a puddle and then trying to drink.
ĎWhen I was three years old, we left the community in search of something new, and we eventually found Perth, where I still live.
ĎFrom my earliest school days I was always one of the most avid readers, constantly devouring books such as the Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, a habit that has never left me.
ĎIíve been around Europe, Australia and New Zealand, snowboarding and skateboarding. What amazes me about the different countries is how similar my generation is across physical borders, sharing a love for the same styles of clothes and music (like Hip Hop, Trip Hop, Drum & Bass, Breaks and House) as well as any type of extreme fun. I try to incorporate this style into my writing to create writing for this generation.'