Samantha Fletcher is a British Green politician, and under her maiden name of Samantha Weinberg, a novelist, journalist and travel writer. Educated at St Paul's Girls' School and Trinity College, Cambridge, she is the author of books such as A Fish Caught in Time: The Search for the Coelacanth and the James Bond inspired trilogy under the alias Kate Westbrook. The Moneypenny Diaries
Writing [ edit ]
In 1994 Weinberg wrote
Last of the Pirates: in search of Bob Denard ( ISBN 0224033077) about French mercenary Bob Denard. In 1995, she spent three months travelling in the United States with Daisy Waugh. [1 ]
In 2003 she won the
CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction for her book Pointing from the Grave: a True Story of Murder and DNA ( ISBN 0241141362), about the murder of biotechnologist Helena Greenwood in California in 1985 and the pioneering use of DNA profiling in tracing her killer 15 years later.
The Moneypenny Diaries [ edit ]
When Weinberg's agent, Gillon Aitken, was appointed the literary adviser to
Ian Fleming Publications, she and Aitken pitched their idea about a series of Bond novels focusing on the character of Miss Moneypenny, M's personal secretary. The series, referred to as , is a trilogy with three books and two short stories currently published under the alias of Moneypenny's editor, Kate Westbrook. The Moneypenny Diaries
Politics [ edit ]
In 2010 Weinberg became the
Green Party candidate for the new seat of Chippenham in Wiltshire, standing under her married name.
Personal life [ edit ]
Weinberg is married to film maker Mark Fletcher.
She currently resides in [1 ] Wiltshire, England. She has two children.
References [ edit ]
^ a b Waugh, Daisy (28 March 2010). "She's a Green Party pin-up - nothing less". The Sunday Times . Retrieved 30 March 2010.
External links [ edit ]