I am a retired health insurance executive born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska with a brief two year residency in San Francisco in the early 1970's. I love to read good fiction. My favorite authors are Jodi Picoult, Elizabeth Berg, Harlan Coben, and Linwood Barclay.
Samantha Smiles is my first attempt at writing a novel.
Samantha Wilson is a twelve-year-old tomboy who is forced to begin the eighth grade as an outsider in a new school. She feels bitter about the changes in her life, and her shyness makes it difficult for her to make new friends. Sam's journey of self-discovery is full of humorous and melodramatic twists and turns as she learns more about who she is and the family secrets that helped to shape her.