Samantha graduated with a BS in Journalism from Florida International University in 2003. She wrote and reported entertainment scripts that were aired on FOX WSVN 7 in Miami, FL and OWL Radio at Florida Atlantic University in Boca. She is passionate about writing and has been writing short stories and poetry since she was a kid, after learning that her favorite grandmother was a poet. Samantha began writing children’s stories in 2004. She has completed a 19,000-word humorous, animal-talking, chapter book called MURPHY: THE PHAT CAT, which is being published by TOUCHPOINT PRESS. In addition, she wrote a 62,000-word middle-grade fantasy, RAINBOW CRYSTAL (book one) and the sequel, RAINBOW CRYSTAL: THE SPECIAL BOY WHO COULD is approximately 72,000 words, which are being published by THE WILD ROSE PRESS. She is in the process of writing RAINBOW CRYSTAL as a trilogy, and the first two as newly designed reprints. She adapted RAINBOW CRYSTAL into a feature screenplay. Samantha also co-wrote and finished a screenplay based on a true story about her Italian great-grandparents, MANO NERA, which is being entered into film festivals and shopped in Hollywood. She is a member of SCBWI.