Samantha Swain


Pre-Interview: While working in a Criminal Investigation Division, I found a lane of using my desire to write since my childhood years - to - writing what people are natural spectators of watching on television. As of late, I have become a Collaborative Coordinator of various timely and challenging topics (Anthologies) namely, Domestic Violence, Narcissism, Regrets & Depression, and the Lifestyle of BDSM. Thus far, three (3) are published and available on Amazon. Proudly, in addition, the first Anthology on Domestic Violence has been able to serve as a gateway to more coverage on Domestic Violence (Sexual, Physical, Psychological & Financial). Two (2) others that have been added to the literary arsenal is "He Said She said", which is a response to today's relationship issues, and as of last night an Anthology on Survival.


Author Writer Interview Questions 1.What inspires you most to write?

What inspires me? I was that child that learned to write things down to get leverage for what I wanted. I was the youngest and only girl. I had work growing up. From there I worked in the law enforcement arena where I became a writer of true crime. Most don't realize that the storyline from their favorite crime shows were a crime in real life. 2. What is your favorite genre?

My own - true crime. However, as this year being the year of the pandemic, I've become a Collaborative Coordinator of several writing teams on issues such as Domestic Violence, Narcissism, Regrets & Depression, mental issues in men, an Anthology called "End Result". It seems to be a revision of the old school medical book that every household had to sway the cost of going to the doctor. The Lifestyle of BDSM, and evolved responses to today's relationship issues in "He said She said". 3. Who is one author you admire if any and why? 4. How do you overcome blank writing spells?

I literally just close my eyes and take a deep breath. 5. What legal publishing advice can you give? 6. How many books have you written, are any a bestseller yet?

I have three (3) published true crime books (working on my 4th). There are three published Anthologies with four (4) coming nearly at the same time. I Don't know if any are a bestseller, but I'm quite sure the works alone will make someone's list.

7. If you had the opportunity to rewrite one movie script which would it be, why?

"The Neighbors Next Door". Why? It's a book of true crime. It's the book that will have you look at your neighbors differently. 8. What are some difficulties you've experienced in your writing career; how do you handle book critiques/criticism? Difficulties, none. I nor anyone that I know lives a life of crime. Criticism, it can only make you better. 9. What are your best experiences in your writing career?

Having access to Crime Reports on crimes that isn't fathomed. 10. Do you prefer to write in silence and or have some sort sound in the background?

Music at a low volume is my kryptonite. 11. What are some encouraging words you'd give to another author/writer?

There is nothing wrong with choosing an unpopular genre. Put your seat-belt on. Hold tight. Make it your own. 12. How did you decide the pricing of your material; how did you go about promotion/advertising and distribution of your work?

I decided on the pricing for the true crime books based on affordability. I decided on pricing for the Anthologies based on popular cost.

13. Why should anyone read your book? 14. Did you have a book coach?

No. 15. What was your favorite subject in school?

Did not have one. Was a good student. Did not like school.

16. Are you self-published or have an established publishing contract elsewhere?

What inspires me? I was that child that learned to write things down to get leverage for what I wanted. I was the youngest and only girl. I had work growing up. From there I worked in the law enforcement arena where I became a writer of true crime. Most don't realize that the story-line from their favorite crime shows were a crime in real life. 2. What is your favorite genre?

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