A Bio in Brief

Sam has been published in The Louisville ReviewThe Writer’s Chronicle and The Encyclopedia of American Indian History. He received a literature degree from Duke and an MFA in fiction from Chatham University.

Sam became a novelist by way of filmmaking and previously interned at DreamWorks and edited videos for the Smithsonian to distribute to Native American tribal governments.

As an American military brat whose parents were stationed abroad, Sam learned how to adjust to being slightly out of step after spending several years in a blue-collar, rural British high school.

His time as a military brat also turned Sam into a bit of a nomad. After living in Australia and studying its literature and culture, he migrated on to work for AWP, MIT, Creative Nonfiction, and The Virginia Film Office. He also enjoyed teaching writing as an adjunct with Chatham University after he completed his degree there. He did not enjoy working as a giant, plush mascot for a pest control convention in Boston but, hey, sometimes you just have to pay the bills, right?


Sam can also be seen for fifteen milliseconds of fame as the door opening “Redcoat #1” on the AMC series “TURN: Washington’s Spies.” He’s still waiting on the call for his Emmy nomination…

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Sam’s Writing Projects

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