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 the magazines Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Strange Horizons. 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’s one of six kids (blame the Italian side), which means her upbringing can be described in one word: loud. She has a B.A. 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. An archivist is like a librarian for original, historic materials. Except they don’t weed collections, they don’t check things out, and for the love of all things holy they don’t use staples!

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 the magazines Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Strange Horizons. She blogs about life, reading, writing, and only the cheesiest of pop culture icons at http://www.samtasticbooks.com.