Samantha Beiko was born and raised in Winnipeg, and has recently returned from a two year stint in Toronto to explore the writing and publishing community there. She currently works at Signature Editions in Marketing and Promotions, as well as doing freelance editorial work and book design for Toronto based ChiZine Publications.
As for her writing, Samantha’s first fantasy novel for young adults, The Lake and the Library, will be released May 1, 2013 through ECW Press. Though she likes Can Lit, she wishes there was more speculative fiction in the mainstream, and hopes to cultivate that through her career.
She is currently seeking representation for her second book, and cannot wait to join the vanguard of wonderful Manitoba writers.