“Samantha is a thoughtful, engaging writer who can draw upon her experiences — sometimes funny, sometimes wrenchingly painful — to craft essays that touch your heart.”

A. Bronwyn Llewellyn, Freelance Writer and Editor


Samantha Waltz

Nonfiction Award
Oregon Writers’ Colony, 2011

“An Inventory of the Perfect Man,” Oregon Writers’ Colony Nonfiction Award, 2010

“Supersized Love,” Redbook/Cup of Comfort Love Story Contest, Grand Prize Winner, 2010

“Turning Sixty Thinking Thirty,” Oregon Writer’s Colony, 1st place Award for a True Story, 2009

“A Village of Ink and Dreams,” Winner, Mother’s Day Contest, Conceit Magazine

“A Village of Ink and Dreams,” Kay Snow Nonfiction Award, 2008

“My Mother’s Gift,” Kay Snow Nonfiction Award, 2007

“Only Ask,” Writer’s Digest Nonfiction Award, 2005

“Kenneth,” Kay Snow Non-Fiction Award, 2005

Samantha's work appears in many well-known publications.

Reading Lips Why We Ride A Cup of Comfort for Writers Redbook Chicken Soup for the Soul Runners