About The Author – Jennifer Samson

Jennifer Samson is a Canadian author who enjoys fountain pens, notebooks she’s too afraid to use, corner store candy, photography, adorable cats (especially her fur nephew @jasperjaxcat), and reading (mostly true crime and suspense/thrillers). Being Canadian, a love of hockey goes without saying.

Her work has appeared in the literary journals Thursday and The Lyre, as well as the BoldPrint book Friends. Her crime/love story series Sin City and her four-book Young Adult coming-of-age series Brookline University are available in print and ebook format. Her work has been featured in the Alpha Phi Quarterly, Brookline TAB, Toronto Star and Edmonton Sun.

She has written nineteen original novels (two co-written), nine fan fiction novels, and two screenplays. She is currently working on the next Sin City novel, two Brookline University prequels and a standalone YA romantic suspense.

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

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%) 62% Celtic and 13% Great Britain (Ancestry DNA)
    • 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 over 670 books.
  5. I have to 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).
  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 lol.
  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 17 right now and have 9 bottles of ink and over 80 ink samples.
  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.
  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 complete 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’m also an organ donor.
  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. Jonathan Tucker is my favourite actor. I mentally cast him as Tim Kelly in Sin City because every time I got stuck I’d think “How would Jonathan Tucker play this?”. Check out Kingdom for some of his best work, and look for him in season 2 of Westworld, as well as the upcoming City on a Hill.

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