Hi! I’m Liselle

YA Author


Liselle Sambury Circle Crop Headshot credit to Stuart W

Liselle Sambury is the Trinidadian-Canadian author of the Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalist, Blood Like Magic. Her work spans multiple genres, from fantasy to sci-fi, horror, and more. In her free time, she shares helpful tips for upcoming writers and details of her publishing journey through a YouTube channel dedicated to demystifying the sometimes complicated business of being an author. She’s represented by Kristy Hunter at The Knight Agency.


Cover of Blood Like Magic, Black girl with natural hair out, crop top and jeans, and purple and pink smoke, says Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury with blurb from Tracy Deonn

Blood Like Magic

Available Now

Sixteen-year-old Voya Thomas is given the impossible task of either killing her first love or losing her family’s magic forever.

the cover of Blood Like Fate which is a Black girl in a white dress, with thick naturally curly hair in a half up style with white hair pins, and a small scar on her chest

Blood Like Fate

Available August 9, 2022

Voya Thomas may have passed her Calling to become a full-fledged witch, but the cost was higher than she’d ever imagined.

butcherbirds aesthetic


(Cover TBA)

Coming out in Spring 2023

Seventeen-year-old Daisy Odlin must confront the figurative and literal ghosts of her mother’s past when they inherit a mansion in northern Ontario.

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Upcoming Events

wednesday, june 8th @ 10 am

Interview with Lawrence Hill • Virtual

Join us for a fun and interactive event with Lawrence Hill, one of Canada’s most celebrated authors. We’ll explore the magic of Beatrice and Croc Harry, his debut novel for middle grade readers, about a brave and resilient Black girl’s search for identity and healing after she arrives in the magical forest of Argilia. An event for schools. Liselle Sambury will host.

saturday, july 16th @ TBA

WriteOnCon Live Panel • Virtual

More details to come! This will be a free event to attend.