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 18,000 humorous, animal-talking, chapter book called MURPHY: THE PHAT CAT, which is being published by Hurn Publications/Hurn Pub Kids in 2024. In addition, she recently signed a three-book deal with Hurn Publications for the release of her middle-grade fantasy trilogy, RAINBOW CRYSTAL. Book one and the sequel will be newly designed reprints. RAINBOW CRYSTAL (book one) will be released in 2023. RAINBOW CRYSTAL: THE SPECIAL BOY WHO COULD will be released in 2024, and the last and final book of the trilogy will be released in 2025. Samantha also co-wrote and finished a screenplay based on a true story about her Italian great-grandparents, which is currently being shopped in Hollywood. Samantha adapted RAINBOW CRYSTAL as a feature screenplay.
Samantha is a certified, professional multimedia master makeup artist. She is the creator of RAINBOW CRYSTAL COSMETICS LLC. ~ a whimsical make-up lined that will be aimed for young adults, age range 12-25. Her cosmetics will correlate with her RAINBOW CRYSTAL fantasy series and all will be inspired from settings or characters in her books.
Mainly, she's busy being a wife to Richard and mother to two children, Bella and Lorenzo. She enjoys reading, watching movies, working out, blogging, spending quality time with good friends, and/or traveling, whenever she can find extra time (usually one of those activities accompanies a cup of coffee or glass of wine), minus the working out part. However, there are always exceptions. Samantha has two bulldogs (Bleu and Buster), one white, fluffy cat named Gracie who is the princess of the castle, two new kitties named Marlo Brando and Willow Nugget, a 150 lb. desert tortoise named Samson, and a bunch of exotic fish, corals, and albino iguanas. She has a lot of love, abundance, and activity around her; she feels blessed -- and even sometimes stressed -- every day for it all.