A Bio in Brief

When Sam first met Jesus as a small boy in Santa Ynez, California, he had no idea the journey ahead would include so many hills, valleys and hairpin turns. But God has been faithful to guide him every winding step of the way. And at each sojourn, he’s learned a slightly different aspect of his savior, and the winding roads He likes to travel.

Sam started as a military brat whose Dad was stationed abroad, where Sam survived a stint in a rural British school that took several years to warm to the foreigner in their midst who wouldn’t stop talking about Jesus.

Many years later, Sam moved to Australia, where he first became a filmmaker – a career that took him back to California to work for DreamWorks, then on to Washington DC to edit videos for the National Museum of the American Indian to distribute to various tribal governments.

After those stints, the trail looped back on itself and Sam was surprised to discover that he had become a university adjunct teaching ESL students and writing novels in Pittsburgh. You can see some of his work elsewhere on this site, and some of his shorter stuff has been published in The Louisville Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, Able Muse and the Encylcopedia of American Indian History.

These days, Sam finds himself in Central Virginia. When he’s not writing, he and his wife spend most of their time these days chasing after two rambunctious and happy boys.