Samantha has spent her entire life in the Finger Lakes region of central New York, where she lives with her husband, her yellow lab and her two cats (more pets are always an imminent possibility!). Sam has been writing since she was able to hold a pen, creating all kinds of stories, poems and even small books in her childhood. She was educated in creative writing with a focus on poetry as an undergraduate and then earned her master's in English and taught writing at a local university for more than ten years.
Discovering a deep interest in the environment, particularly the status of the world's coasts and oceans, Sam quit teaching and earned another dual master's degree in environmental geography and public administration. Sam's first book, Virtually Perfect, was sold in January 2004 while she was searching for environmental jobs upon completing her degrees. Receiving "the call" was a turning point that encouraged her to take another detour and pursue a full-time career as a romance author.
Keeping up with environmental interests, Sam supports several environmental organizations in addition to writing. She'd eventually like to merge her two major interests by writing sexy romances with environmental themes. Sam's favorite activities include building and paddling sea kayaks with her husband, gardening, candle making, cooking and collecting and reading tarot cards. Her future goals include traveling more and writing many, many books!