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-word humorous, animal-talking, chapter book called MURPHY: THE PHAT CAT, which is being published by TOUCHPOINT PRESS. In addition, she wrote a 62,000-word middle-grade fantasy, RAINBOW CRYSTAL (book one) and the sequel, RAINBOW CRYSTAL: THE SPECIAL BOY WHO COULD is approximately 72,000 words, which are being published by THE WILD ROSE PRESS. She is in the process of writing RAINBOW CRYSTAL as a trilogy, and the first two as newly designed reprints. She adapted RAINBOW CRYSTAL into a feature screenplay. Samantha also co-wrote and finished a screenplay based on a true story about her Italian great-grandparents, MANO NERA, which is being entered into film festivals and shopped in Hollywood. It has been officially selected twenty-five times in film festivals with FILM FREEWAY. Ten of them have been award winners. She is a also member of SCBWI.
Samantha is a certified, professional multimedia master makeup artist. She is the creator of RAINBOW CRYSTAL COSMETICS LLC. ~ a whimsical make-up line 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 lives on two acres in Davie, FL with her family and many different pets. She has a lot of love, abundance, and activity around her; she feels blessed -- and even sometimes stressed -- every day for it all.