Formal bio

Long bio

Sam Beckbessinger is the bestselling author of Manage Your Money Like a Fucking Grownup, sold in six countries. She writes weird horror stories and kids' tv shows, and helps people learn to adult better (she's still trying to figure it out herself).

She was one of the writers on Realm and Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire serialised novel. Her an interactive story about climate change, Survive the Century, was featured in New Scientist and Gizmodo. She's also written several episodes for animated kids’ TV show, Team Jay, commissioned by the Juventus Soccer Club and produced and animated by Sunrise Productions, and the family-friendly comedy series Jungle Beat, which has been broadcast in over 180 countries on channels including Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.

Sam was a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders at Yale University in 2014, and is a partner and co-founder of Inves Capital.

Her first novel, Girls of Little Hope (written with Dale Halvorsen), is coming out in 2022. She lives in London.

Medium bio

Sam Beckbessinger is the author of a book called Manage Your Money Like a Fucking Grownup (Jonathan Ball and Little, Brown), which is sold in six countries and has been on the top 10 South African bestseller list for nearly two years now. She’s also a cartoon scriptwriter, has published three picture books for young children, and wrote for Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire on Realm. She just launched a web-based branching narrative story about climate change called Survive the Century, and still has a blog even though it’s 2022. She gets way too excited about gross body fluids and spreadsheets. She lives in London.

Short bio

Sam Beckbessinger is the best-selling author of Manage Your Money Like a Fucking Grownup, sold in six countries. She writes horror stories and kids’ TV shows.

Sam Beckbessinger
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