Samantha Marie

Publicly known as S. M. Ryan, Samantha uses her degree in creative writing and every EFA course she’s ever taken to lend her experience to other writers in the form of advice, tips, and resources in her blog posts and Medium articles as it surrounds writing, lifestyle, wellness, and more.

Author of the Morning Mocha Newsletter, dog-mom to two adorable pitbulls, plant mom to 14 green babies and counting, she spends most of her time caffeinated, writing, or playing the Sims 4.

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Get To Know Me


My Reading History Contains Things Like:

SPOILER ALERT: I mainly read series and I'm not afraid of the long ones and sometimes stick it out even if it's not so good.

Dante Valentine Series & the Jill Kismet Series by Lilith Saintcrow; Shifter Series by Racheal Vincent; Bound series by Rachel Vincent; The Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton; Thirst series by Christopher Pike; G-Spot by Noir; Flowers Bed by Antoine Thomas; Ghetto Girls Series by Anthony White; All of Zane's works; a Child Called IT by Dave Pelzer; Flower's Bed by Antoine Inch Thomas; Like My Mother Before Me by Naley Gonzalez; Bloodlines series by Rachelle Mead; Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins; Twilight Series (and Midnight Sun); The Vampire Diaries original series; Fallen series by Lauren Kate; The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare; Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick; Caster Chronicles; Lunar Chronicles; The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series; DIvergent Series; Matched Series; Selection Series; The Hunger Games Series; The Hollow Series by Jessica Verday; Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent; Shade Series by Jeri Smith-Ready; The Dark Divine Series by Bree Despain; The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting; Revenants Series by Amy Plum; 

Favorite TV & Movies

The Vampire Diaries; Truth Be Told; The Originals; Russian Doll; Girls; Girlfriends; Jane The Virgin; Pretty Little Liars; Game of Thrones; Wanda Vision; Hannibal; The Morning Show; See; Ted Lasso Dare Devil; The Big Bang Theory; Supernatural; Little Fires Everywhere; Big Little Lies; Insecure; Women Who Kill; Killing Eve; Grey's Anatomy; How To Get Away With Murder; 

My Girl; Get Out, Kill Bill 1-3, Bad Boys II, 50 First Dates;  Monster's INC, The Bride of Chucky, The Seed of Chucky, Saw 1-4, Savages, Up, Do Not Disturb, What Lies Beneath, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original), It Follows, Hannibal; 

My favorite quote

"My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours”
- C. Bukowski

Things I Love:

My two dogs; every plant I own; the books I collect; quiet mornings with coffee and something to read; companionable silence; yoga; journaling; writing books and discovering amazing ones.