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Samantha Stroh Bailey

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Samantha Stroh Bailey has been a writer ever since she could pick up a pen. In fact, she even sent her first manuscript, Freddy the Flame, to publishers when she was ten years old. Sadly, it was rejected, but a lifelong passion to write was born.

After 15 years of teaching ESL to adults, including at the University of Toronto, she decided to live her dreams of being a fulltime writer and editor. Now the owner of Perfect Pen Communications, she not only gets to write novels, but also writes and edits for magazines, websites, businesses, students and other writers.

Her work has appeared in Now Magazine, The Village Post, Oxford University Press, Abilities Magazine, on mommyish.com, and many other publications. Samantha also has a Master of Educ
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I am not a risk-taker by any means. I don't do roller coasters, get nervous going down escalators, am not of fan of sports in which balls get thrown close to my head, and have never rollerbladed in my life. The only area in which I take risks is in my writing. I love to go as dark and twisted as possible, because it is my characters, and not me, who are in danger, and in the last year of revisi... Read more of this blog post »
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Samantha Bailey Thanks to you, Jayne!


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Tom Blubaugh Samantha, thank you for joining my community of friends. Blessings, Tom.


Samantha Bailey Thanks for asking! It's Sam, by the way. But Joanna's a nice name, too. :)


Samantha Bailey Linda wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friends request. I sure look forward to reading your book. Sounds good. :)"

Thanks so much for the support, Linda! It's wonderful to find someone who likes to discover new authors!


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Linda Thanks for accepting my friends request. I sure look forward to reading your book. Sounds good. :)


Samantha Bailey Amy wrote: "Hi Samantha! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a fab day!"

Ditto, Amy! I'm editing. :) Have a great weekend!


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Amy Armstrong Hi Samantha! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a fab day!


Samantha Bailey Karen wrote: "Thank you for accepting the friend request! Love your author bio!!"

Thanks for friending me, Karen. That is so nice to hear! Author bios are so hard to write. Happy New Year!


Samantha Bailey Fred wrote: "Thanks so much, Samantha, look forward to being friends!"

Thanks, Fred. Happy New Year!


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Karen Malena Thank you for accepting the friend request! Love your author bio!!


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Fred Thanks so much, Samantha, look forward to being friends!


Samantha Bailey Rebekah, I love reading your status updates as you read Finding Lucas. I'm so glad you're enjoying it! So many readers comment on Derek--he gets quite the reaction! I don't want to comment too much about why she stayed for so long because I don't want to take anything away from the story. But, once you're done, if you want to know my take on it, I'd love to chat about it. Of course, Jamie has her own ideas...

Cheers,
Sam


Rebekah Martin Reading "Finding Lucas" right now, and the way Derek treated Jamie...dang! He's giving ME panic attacks and he's not even my boyfriend! How did she live with him so long? Enjoying it a lot, though. :-)


Samantha Bailey You too, Delilah! The title of your latest blog post is fantastic!


Delilah Marvelle Hi Samantha! Thank you for the friendship! Happy writing :)


Samantha Bailey Liz, thank you so much. Your review touched me so much, and I'm so happy you loved Finding Lucas. As an indie author, having that kind of response makes all of the hard work worth it. I'm hoping the next one will be out in late fall!


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Liz Hi Ms. Samantha - Your book was incredible! I left a review on Goodreads. When will your next book be out? Your story was a perfect balance of everything!! Love your writing!


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