About The Author – Jennifer Samson

Jennifer Samson is a Canadian writer and is the author of the crime saga Sin City series and the comedy/thriller Billie and Diana series. She has also been published in the literary journals Thursday and The Lyre, as well as the BoldPrint book Friends (as Jennifer Cassidy). Her work has been featured in the Brookline TAB, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, and Edmonton Sun.

She enjoys pens, Hilroy loose leaf, corner store candy, adorable cats, and beating her Goodreads Reading Challenge every year. Being Canadian, a love of hockey goes without saying.

She has written nineteen original novels (two co-written), nine fan fiction novels, and two screenplays. She is currently re-writing her YA Streetwise/Brookline University series’ for future re-release.

You can find her on Goodreads, Twitter, and Pinterest.

21 Things About Me

  1. I’m an ISFJ.
  2. My recent ancestors came from Scotland, Ireland, England, Poland/Lithuania, and Jersey (Channel Islands).
  3. I’ve touched the Stanley Cup.
  4. I own over 570 books.
  5. I drink Red Rose tea every morning.
  6. I’m obsessed with cats, especially my nephmew (yeah, I said nephmew).
  7. I used to play the clarinet, bass drum, snare drum and ukulele. I miss the ukulele the most.
  8. I hand coded my first website in 1996. It was about Bret Hedican, who played for the Vancouver Canucks at the time.
  9. I’m a member of Alpha Phi women’s fraternity.
  10. I’ve only been on 4 rollercoasters in my entire life.
  11. I’ve kept a diary since I was 10 and write in it every day.
  12. I’m congenitally missing lower wisdom teeth and upper lateral incisors.
  13. I own over 80 notebooks … but I prefer Hilroy loose leaf.
  14. I love pens. From ballpoint to gel to fountain.
  15. I have a chronic lower back injury.
  16. I love the Grateful Dead, especially the Brent years. Some versions of my favourite songs:
    • Althea (1990-03-15 Capital Center/Without a Net)
    • Terrapin Station (Terrapin Station)
    • Tennessee Jed (1990-03-15 Capital Center)
    • Franklin’s Tower (1980-10-25 Radio City Music Hall/Dead Set)
    • Sunshine Daydream (1989-07-18 Alpine Valley)
    • Touch of Grey (In The Dark)
    • Cumberland Blues (1989-07-17 Alpine Valley)
    • Hell In A Bucket (1989-07-07 JFK/Crimson, White & Indigo)
    • Blow Away (1989-07-07 JFK/Crimson, White & Indigo)
    • a good Drums->Space
    • Not Fade Away->Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (1971-04-05 Hammerstein Ballroom/Skull & Roses)
    • New Minglewood Blues (1980-10-10 Warfield Theater/Dead Set)
    • Little Red Rooster (1980-10-29 Radio City Music Hall/Dead Set)
    • All Along the Watchtower (1987-10-02 Shoreline Amphitheater)
    • Man Smart, Woman Smarter (1989-07-12 RFK)
    • … I could go on, but I will spare you
  17. I’ve done National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) 16 times.
  18. I’ve donated blood 26 times (one of those times was platelets and plasma), but can only donate once a year now thanks to health issues.
  19. I’ve been a fan of New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) since I was 13. Joe girl, Jon tendencies.
  20. My favourite authors include Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Gardner, Kathy Reichs, Dana Stabenow, Stephen King and Douglas Coupland.
  21. I knit, loom knit, crochet, sew and cross stitch. Basically, if it’s crafty, gimme.

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