Bio

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THE SHORT VERSION:

Samantha Mills lives in Southern California with her husband and babies and cats and many hundreds of books, in a house that might be haunted by a demented handyman and his loyal army of spiders. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies by Harrow Press and Padwolf Publications, and is forthcoming in the fantasy magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She blogs about life, reading, writing, and only the cheesiest of pop culture icons at http://www.samtasticbooks.com.

THE LONG VERSION:

Samantha Mills was born and raised in Southern California. She is the second of six kids (blame the Italian side), which means her upbringing can be described in one word: loud. She has a degree in Pre- and Early Modern Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz. “Pre- and Early Modern” means Gilgamesh through Shakespeare. It was a sneaky way for her to get a fancy-sounding literature degree while reading nothing but fantasy.

Sam also has a Master’s in Library & Information Science from San Jose State University, with an emphasis on archival methods. When people stare at her blankly, she says that an archivist is like a librarian for original, historic materials. Except they don’t weed collections, and they don’t check things out, and for the love of all things holy they don’t use staples. Everybody laughs in mild confusion. The conversation moves on.

When Sam isn’t writing or taking care of children, she’s watching B-movies, binding books, or sewing her own dorky costumes for comic conventions. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies by Harrow Press and Padwolf Publications, and is forthcoming in the fantasy magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She blogs about life, reading, writing, and only the cheesiest of pop culture icons at http://www.samtasticbooks.com.