Samantha Rideout was born and raised in an outport community in Central Newfoundland. She is an alumna of Memorial University, where she received a bachelor of arts in English and bachelor of commerce. Samantha currently teaches public relations at her second alma mater, Mount Saint Vincent University, where she received her master of public relations.Samantha’s first novel, Pieces, was released in 2013 and she has also been published by PR News, The Hockey Writers, and, like any aspiring writer growing up in Notre Dame Bay, the Lewisporte Pilot. She has been a conference speaker on the topics of reader habits and shaping of reader identity. Samantha enjoys travelling, cheering on the LA Kings, and dragging her “long-suffering husband” to art galleries and bookstores.Samantha lives in New York with her husband, Rob.