About Samantha A. Cole

I’m a retired policewoman and former paramedic who is thrilled to add USA Today Bestselling author to my list of exciting careers. I’ve lived my entire life in the suburbs of New York City and am looking forward to becoming a snow-bird between New York and Florida someday. My two fur-babies, Jinx and Bella, keep me company and remind me to take a break from writing every once in a while to go for a walk, which is the best way to deal with a stubborn case of writer’s block.

An avid reader since childhood, I was often found with a book in hand and sometimes one in each. After being gifted with a stack of romance novels from my grandmother while in my teens, my love affair with the genre began. Many years later, I discovered my love for writing stories was just as strong. Taking my life experiences and training, I strive to find the perfect mix of suspense and romance for my readers to enjoy.

I currently have over 20 titles published in the romance/suspense and comtemporary romance genres. My stand alone novel, The Friar, won a silver medal in the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Awards out of over 1000 entries.

While the original planned stories for the Trident Security series have been completed, the seven novels and two novellas have brought many opportunities for me to spread my wings and bring my readers more characters and stories to love. Look for my Trident Security series, the TS Omega Team series, the Malone Brothers series, Doms of The Covenant series, and the upcoming Blackhawk Security series, in addition to several stand-alone projects.

In April of 2015, when I ventured into the wonderful world of indie publishing, I dove in head first without a clue to what I was doing. There were many bumps along the way, some larger than others, but, thankfully, I’d been introduced to several indie authors who’d already self-published and gave me advice and direction. I wouldn’t still be here today if it hadn’t been for their guiding hands, and I can’t thank them enough.

I’ve learned so much since my early days that I love to pay-it-forward to those authors who are trying to navigate this crazy world of self-publishing. I participate in several author groups on Facebook, and, as a result, have been contacted by many new or experienced authors, as well as those who haven’t hit “publish” yet on their first book, asking for information or advice on one topic or another. I’ve spoken out on a variety of subjects that affect indie authors on social media, trying to help others avoid pitfalls that many other authors have gotten caught up in, usually by no fault of their own. They just didn’t know where to find the information or found themselves victims of scams like vanity presses and any other business set up to cheat inexperienced authors.

I decided to start this blog so I have a place to keep all the information and tips in a central location. If there is any topic that you’d like to see covered, please let me know through the Contact Me page or through my Facebook page.

Despite what some people may say, the book community is a close one. We love to see our fellow authors grow and find success, and wish it could happen to everyone, but to do so honestly.

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