Samantha Gillogly

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Author, musician, and artist Samantha Gillogly began reading fairy stories at such a young age that she hasn’t quite figured out how to stop. Her love of words first found expression in mainstream print when her essay “Apiarian Days” (a chronicle of her experience placing 16th in the 2001 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee) was featured in the 2007 Hudson Street Press anthology, Red: The Next Generation of American Writers—Teenage Girls—On What Fires Up Their Lives Today.

The Golden Arrow and Other Tales is her first book of fiction.

Samantha currently resides in the northeastern U.S., where she follows her other passion: performing and recording as a professional violinist.

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Samantha Gillogly For well over a decade! When I was in high school, I spent a month abroad one summer at an educational program in England. All that travel and…moreFor well over a decade! When I was in high school, I spent a month abroad one summer at an educational program in England. All that travel and exposure to arts, culture, beautiful landscapes, and medieval architecture inspired me to want to write a fantasy adventure novel when I returned home to the States. I've chipped away at that project over the years, and definitely plan to finish it sooner rather than later! But in the meantime, writing a short story collection ultimately felt like a more natural way to get my feet wet in the world of published fiction. I love the short story form and the way it forces you as a writer to strategize how to convey the most amount of information in the shortest space possible. I think it better prepares you for writing novels that are concise and don't lose steam halfway through.(less)
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