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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Samantha Hoffman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Romance

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Hoffman lives and writes in Chicago, and graduated from DePaul University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Samantha Hoffman is a runner, reader, film buff, tech geek, blogging queen, personal assistant, chef, wine enthusiast, volunteer, animal lover, sister, friend, lover of life, and…oh yes, a writer. Her stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul, The Corner Magazine in London and numerous other print and online publications. She also writes a popular blog about life in Chicago, at What More Could You Wish For, is her debut novel, and she is currently hard at work on her second.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) In addition to speaking engagements, Samantha will also do book clubs. Contact her at [] The Art of Revision The End is Just the Beginning Program You’ve written a novel, you’ve typed "The End." Congrats! Before you release your baby into the world, make sure it’s the best it can be – you have one chance to hook your reader. This workshop will show you how to use your first draft as a foundation and move painlessly through the revision process to create a book you’ll be proud of and one with a greater chance of being published. Includes handouts and interactive in-class exercises. (Teens and Adults; 60-90 min; $150 with permission to sell books)

Selected Titles At Your Library

What more could you wish for /
ISBN: 1250003032. OCLC Number: 759914037

St. Martin's Griffin,. .

Do you ever think about your first love, the one you thought you couldn't live without? Libby Carson does, and when she receives a marriage proposal she turns to to reach out to her high-school boyfriend, Patrick ... just for fun. But fun soon turns to flirtation and Libby, startled to feel the same stirrings of passion she felt at seventeen, wonders if she's having a mid-life crisis. Is it possible, ahe wonders, to feel so giddy and carefree at fifty? Is it possible to sustain it? Events take a turn when Libby is faced with not one, but two offers of marriage. There's no getting around it now--Libby must take stock of her life and everyone in it, to answer for herself the question that everyone has been asking her--What more could you wish for?