Samantha Beiko has been writing and drawing strange, fantastical things since before she can remember. She currently works in the Canadian publishing industry as a freelance editor, graphic designer, and consultant, and is the Co-Publisher of ChiZine Publications. Her first novel, a young adult fantasy set in rural Manitoba called The Lake and the Library, was nominated for the Manitoba Book Award for Best First Book, as well as the 2014 Aurora Award. Her next series, The Realms of Ancient, has been signed for a three book deal with ECW Press. The first book, The Scion of the Fox, will be out in fall 2017. The sequels to follow are The Children of the Bloodlands and The Brilliant Dark.
Samantha currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is the co-chair of the Winnipeg ChiSeries, a reading series that highlights Canadian speculative writers in various panels, readings, and workshops. She apologizes in advance if she suddenly ignores you when a dog walks by.