Samara is a Pushcart nominee whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Strong Verse, The Whistling Fire, Inklette, Wraith Infirmity Muses, Peacock Journal, and others. She has two children, works in marketing, and has recently returned to university to complete her BA in Creative Writing. She is a long-time member of a closed weekly poetry workshop group, The Bee Tree Poets, which holds a monthly community poetry workshop in Gainesville (visit usĀ on Facebook). She is pro-Oxford comma.