Official Website of Samantha Simard
Too many ideas, never enough coffee.
Hi! I’m Samantha Simard, author of the mystery novel Stitches and its upcoming sequel, Scar Tissue. I'm a student pursuing my Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. I possess a deep love of books and I've been writing stories since I learned to read. I'm a fresh voice in the mystery fiction world, and I want my characters—many of whom are LGBT+ and/or minorities—to reflect the broad, ever-changing world in which we live. Click around to learn more about me, read my latest blog post, or find me on social media!
I've been writing since I learned how to read and realized I could create my own stories. My head's always been full to bursting with characters and settings and plots, and my passion is arranging all of those pieces into something that others can understand and enjoy. When I'm not writing, my hobbies include playing video games, caring for my succulents, and live-tweeting my favorite TV shows.
April 3, 2020
Three months have passed since the Mass Art Murderer terrorized the city of Boston. Army Ranger turned private investigator Jim Wolfe and his partner, Scarlett Vaughn, spent the summer working cases and training their new intern, Sebastian Codreanu. When a campaign event for gubernatorial candidate Christopher Sullivan is disrupted by gunfire, Wolfe and Scarlett team up with Boston Police Detectives Kamienski and Silent Mark to protect Christopher and his family in the days leading up to the primary election. Meanwhile, CIA agents David Wolfe and Diana Johnson unravel a sinister conspiracy at a mental institution, Jake Wolfe struggles with the aftermath of the Mass Art Murders, and Caitlin Sullivan tries to get married without bloodshed... but it's not a party until somebody dies. Your favorite characters from Stitches return in this face-paced, darkly humorous romp through New England.
October 31, 2018
Stitches follows Jim Wolfe, a PTSD-riddled Army Ranger turned private investigator. Between his questionable relationship with a Romanian restaurateur’s son, and investigating the disappearance of a famous musician’s daughter with his partner, Scarlett Vaughn, Wolfe has a lot on his plate. When a string of grisly murders centering on college students grab the city of Boston by the throat, Wolfe finds himself entangled in more than one mystery. While Wolfe and his partner attempt to unravel the threads connecting the killings to their missing rock n’ roll heiress, Sebastian Codreanu discovers how deeply his father is tied to the recent crime spree, and the Mass Art Murderer plots his masterpiece. Everything is not what it first appears to be, and everyone has a secret.
Stitches received a silver medal review from The International Review of Books and was a finalist in the LGBTQ category at the 2019 Independent Author Network's Book of the Year Awards.
Samantha Simard @ Berwick Public Library (09/14/2020)
I was invited back to the Berwick Public Library for the second time to speak about Scar Tissue, Stitches, and all things writing and self-publishing. Berwick Community TV and Ralph Morang Photography were gracious enough to film and edit it for me. Enjoy!