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Samantha Hastings

Salt Lake City, Utah

Reader & Writer

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Samantha Hastings has degrees from Brigham Young University, the University of Reading (Berkshire, England), and the University of North Texas. She met her husband in a turkey sandwich line. They live in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she spends most of her time reading, eating popcorn, and chasing her kids. The Last Word is her debut novel.

Favorite Books

The Agency series by Y.S. Lee, The Lunar Chronicles, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen,The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley,The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer, Entwined by Heather Dixon, Princess at the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George, Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stervermer

Favorite Quotes

"Well-behaved women seldom make history" - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Publishing Confessional: My Book Baby

Publishing a book is like having a baby.When you first hear the news that you’re expecting a child, or your book is going to be published, you are elated! The exciting day cannot come soon enough. You tell your friends, family, and share it on your social media.Then there’s the long wait. Depending on how soon you found out you … Read More


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Monday, April 20th, 2020

First Draft Report: Good Reading = Good Writing

The best writing advice I’ve ever received is: “Good writers are good readers.” Some of my greatest ideas come from reading other people’s books. The Invention of Sophie Carter was inspired, in part, by Amber Lough’s The Fire Wish.You might be thinking, what does a fantasy book about djinns have to do with Victorian England?Absolutely nothing.What I loved about Lough’s … Read More


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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Announcing A ROYAL CHRISTMAS QUANDARY by Samantha Hastings!

Powered by Giphy It’s beginning to look a lot like… a Christmas book! I’m so pleased to introduce my holiday story, A Royal Christmas Quandary to you. It has plenty of hijinks, festive fun, and sweet romance.Drina (Lady Alexandra Gailey) is excited to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle with her best friend, Princess Alice, and her longtime crush, Lord George … Read More


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Monday, October 14th, 2019

Announcing THE INVENTION OF SOPHIE CARTER by Samantha Hastings!

I wrote another book and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! The Invention of Sophie Carter is about twin sisters who look exactly the same, but their personalities couldn’t be more different.Sophie loves technology and is a talented clock worker. She wants to go to London to see the Great Exhibition of 1851 and find a … Read More


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