Samantha Warwick (she/her) was born in Montreal, went to high school and university in Vancouver, and currently lives and writes from a cabin on the edge of the Rockies.

Sage Island, her first novel, was nominated for an Alberta Book Award and named one of Canada’s top ten most commonly taught texts to use sport in literature (AU Press, 2018). Her essays and poetry have been broadcast on CBC and CKUA radio and appeared in various publications including The Globe & MailGeistEventDog Eyes Magazine and FASHION.

Samantha directed literary programs and select operations for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta for over a decade, and has interviewed dozens of authors about their books and creative process, including Anthony Doerr, Christos Tsiolkas and Anna Porter.

In 2019, Sam received a leadership award from United for Literacy (formerly known as Frontier College) for her dedication toward the cause of literacy in Canada. She currently teaches creative writing and yoga while navigating the final throes of completing her second novel.