About The Author – Jennifer Samson

Jennifer Samson is a Canadian writer and is the author of the YA Streetwise series, the YA Brookline University series, 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 (1996, Vol 12), as well as the BoldPrint book Friends. Her work has been featured in the Alpha Phi Quarterly, Brookline TAB, Toronto Star, and Edmonton Sun.

She enjoys fountain pens, notebooks she’s too afraid to use, corner store candy, photography, adorable cats, and too many criminal procedural television shows to name. 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 working on the next book in the Sin City series.

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

21 Things About Me

  1. I’m an ISFJ.
  2. My recent ancestors (great and 2x great grandparents) came from Scotland, Ireland, England, Poland/Lithuania, and Jersey (Channel Islands). According to 23andme, I am:
    • British & Irish (71.6%) AncestryDNA broke their result of 84% British Isles down to 59% Ireland/Scotland and 25% British.
    • Broadly NW European (13.1%) so probably more British and Irish lol
    • Eastern European (6.9%)
    • French/German (5.5%)
    • Broadly European (1.5%)
    • Iberian (0.9%)
    • Broadly Southern European (0.3%)
    • North African (0.1%)
  3. I’ve touched the Stanley Cup.
  4. I own 679 books.
  5. I drink Red Rose tea with milk and sugar every morning.
  6. I’m obsessed with my nephmew – my sister’s cat. (Yes, I said nephmew). He has his own Instagram because he’s adorable.
  7. I used to play the clarinet, bass drum, snare drum and ukulele. I miss the ukulele the most.
  8. I didn’t learn to drive until I was 26.
  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. I have two bridges replacing the incisors. My teenage years were filled with braces and retainers.
  13. I own over 80 notebooks. I prefer Leuchtturm1917 dot grid as well as cheap Hilroy 80 page notebooks.
  14. Fountain pens are awesome. I own 19 right now and have 10 bottles of ink and over 80 ink samples. I blame Goulet Pens for this lol.
  15. My laptop history includes:
    • Compaq LTE Elite 4/75 CXL
    • Toshiba Satellite Pro 4020CDT
    • Toshiba A110-CF1
    • Acer 5755G (stolen after a year and a half)
    • Toshiba S50D-A.
      I’m a Toshiba fan girl. When this one dies I have no idea what I’m going to do. Oh, hey, Microsoft Precision trackpad … try adding one finger scrolling you barbarians. Also, what is up with making laptops non-upgradable by sealing the bottoms? Stop that.
  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 Nanowrimo 16 times. 2016 was the only year I didn’t participate (I count it because I signed up but never wrote anything).
  18. I’ve donated blood 26 times (one of those times was platelets and plasma). Thanks to some health issues, I can only donate about once a year now. I am also a registered organ donor. My dad became an organ recipient last year.
  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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