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Sam Taylor grew up in Arizona's desert and now lives among Connecticut's trees. She writes fantasy novels for teenagers, and magic is always at the heart of her stories. (What world isn't better with a bit of magic?)

For her writing, Sam has won the Tassy Walden Award for New Voices in Children's Literature and twice received the Young Adult Romance Writers of America Rosemary Award. She's worked as a proofreader, copywriter, and instructor of university writing courses before deciding to write her own books.

Flint Flare Flame is her debut novel.

When she's not writing, Sam spends her time being mom to the world's cutest baby, whirling through dance workouts, and baking too many cakes. She does not possess fire magic, but does have one fire-colored cat. 

Sam is represented by Allison Hellegers of Stimola Literary Studio.

Photo credit: Tamara McMurdie