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Samantha Hastings

Salt Lake City, Utah

Reader & Writer

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Samantha Hastings has worked as a tennis instructor, janitor, basketball referee, adjunct college faculty, teen librarian, and now as an author. She has a BA in History from Brigham Young University, an MA in English from the University of Reading (in Berkshire, England), and a Master of Library and Information Science from 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.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Check Out the Final Cover for THE LAST WORD by Samantha Hastings!

"The Last Word — COVER." As I read this email subject from my editor, I couldn’t breathe, couldn’t think. I was both excited and completely terrified. What would my cover look like? Would it intrigue readers to pull it off the shelf? Would the cover accurately portray my story? After raiding my pantry for cookies, I finally clicked ... Read More


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