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Sam Tschida
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Sam Tschida
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Sam Tschida writes rom-coms and mysteries. Her debut rom-com, SIRI WHO AM I?, is coming out with Quirk Books in January and a lot of people have said good things about it. Kirkus called it “a strong debut that’s fun and funny, perfect for lovers of modern romantic comedies and light mysteries.” PW said it’s cute (which Sam is taking as a compliment) and a couple fantabulous bookstagramers said it rocked their world. Goodreads . . . don’t ask. She started SMUT University, www.smutuniversity.com, in 2018 when she realized there are hoards of genre writers in need of a fun, supportive place to build craft and tell dirty jokes. She lives in Minnesota with four cute kids and one handsome man.

For Pitch Wars 2020, Sam Tschida is co-mentoring with Carly Bloom.

Favorite Books

Emma by Jane Austen
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Years Mentored
2020