Samantha Wilde is the author of: This Little Mommy Stayed Home and her newest novel is I’ll Take What She Has. Her books are amusing and truthful narratives about motherhood, feminism, friendship and envy.
Samantha is the mother of three young children born in just over four years, openly admits to eating far, far too much chocolate—usually to keep her awake during nap time so she can write some books. Before she took on mothering as a full-time endeavor, she taught more than a dozen yoga classes a week (now she teaches one). She’s a graduate of Concord Academy, Smith College, Yale Divinity School and The New Seminary, as well as the Kripalu School of Yoga. She’s been an ordained minister for more than a decade. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, a professor of chemical engineering.
Her first novel, This Little Mommy Stayed Home, helped a lot of new mothers get through the night. And being a gifted novelist runs in the family. Samantha is the daughter of New York Times Bestselling novelist Nancy Thayer.
Barry Hoffman has been a teacher, a publisher, an editor, and of course, a writer. Barry’s eight adult books have been well received by critics and most recently, he is the author of the popular young adult novels, The Shamra Chronicles. The last novel in the series, Chaos Unleashed, was released in May.
Inspired by President Obama’s call to give back to the community, Barry set out to donate 10,000 copies of his young adult novel, Curse of the Shamra in 2009. He provided copies to schools libraries, military families, Girl Scouts, and other organizations with a Young Adult audience. He has already surpassed his goal, giving away 11,145 copies of The Shamra Chronicles to date!
In addition to writing The Shamra Chronicles and eight other novels, Barry is well-known as the Publisher and Editor of Gauntlet Magazine, a magazine dealing with censorship, and as Publisher at Gauntlet Press, Winner of the 1999 Stoker Award for Best Small Press, which produces collectible editions of classic and previously unpublished books.