Bio

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THE SHORT VERSION:

Samantha Mills lives in Southern California with her husband and babies and cats, in a house that might be haunted by a demented handyman and his loyal army of spiders. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and Diabolical Plots. She blogs about life, reading, writing, and pop culture at http://www.samtasticbooks.com, or chat with her on Twitter @samtasticbooks.

THE LONG VERSION:

Samantha Mills was born and raised in Southern California. She’s the second of six kids, which means her upbringing can be described in one word: loud. She has a B.A. in Pre- and Early Modern Literature, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. She knows, it’s shocking: literature and libraries.

As an archivist, she worked primarily with local history collections. We’re talking diaries! We’re talking letters! We’re talking everything from business records to coroner’s inquests to oral histories to newspapers and court cases and bits of hair tucked into scrapbooks–everybody stop it, nobody wants to open an old book and find your hair in it!

When Sam isn’t writing or taking care of children, she’s watching B-movies, binding books, and sewing her own dorky costumes for comic conventions. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and Diabolical Plots. She blogs about life, reading, writing, and pop culture at http://www.samtasticbooks.com, or chat with her on Twitter @samtasticbooks.