Samantha Means is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who is passionate about serving and loving vulnerable populations. She's worked with troubled youth in drug rehabilitation facilities and alternative school programs, cared for the elderly and disabled as a home care aide, and has traveled around the world to care for orphans and indigenous populations. Her joy is in helping people from all walks of life, and she uses the talents God has given her in writing and public speaking to share hope, faith and encouragement to anyone in need.
Samantha has 20 years experience at her disposal to empathize with those she reaches out to in her writing and speaking. Like many men and women still suffering in silence, Samantha has been a victim of sexual assault, intimately knows the battle with PTSD, has struggled with alcohol abuse, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. After a difficult beginning, she has learned many truths that can help others in need of a light to shine the way out of the dark.
"The truth is," she says, "you're not alone, and God does have a plan, and you can succeed no matter what you're up against. I'd like to show you how. It's not a get-healed-quick scheme or the answer to every problem, but it's a place to start."
Originally from Spokane, Washington, Samantha achieved her bachelors degree in Human Development as well as her certification to teach English as a second language through Cambridge in 2015. She's lived abroad in Japan and in the Middle East but calls the Pacific Northwest home.
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A Winter Storm
by Samantha Means
Grace is haunted by her past and challenged by an old love to face it. Can she forgive the unforgivable without losing her faith or herself in the process?
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