A book for children and young adults, Sam in July tells the story of a young boy who wakes up confused in a boxcar on a train to Dean's Marsh in the Otway Ranges of south-western Victoria, Australia. The story of Sam is set in that month of July in a year at the turn of the century when he was nine and he both lost and found himself on the wooded rises and in the deep gullies of the Otways. How did he get there? Well, there would not be a story at all without the big Scot Geordie Brown and his beloved farm; Granny Mare, who knows the pathways; and Flora of the secrets, who adores pheasants. There is the unexpected laugh of a little ghost, but the haunting question is – who is Sam?