While growing up in a small city, Samantha learned how to escape the harsh words and treatment from her classmates at an early age. She dove into worlds that allowed her to find people she could understand and who would be kind to her. As she grew older, she found her passion for reading moving into a love for writing. She now considers herself a wordsmith who loves to create places for her characters to live outside of her imagination.
After finishing her Master in Applied Arts in Technical Communications at Missouri Western State University, she was hired as an English Instructor for North Central Missouri College in her hometown. With a thirst for knowledge, Samantha also completed a B.A. in Communication emphasis Journalism (Truman State University) and a Masters in English (Northwest Missouri State University). You can say she is a glutton for school work.
When Samantha am not working or writing, she loves to cross-stitch, rehab and re-purpose furniture, and go antiquing with her husband.