Samantha Seiple (pronounced “Si-pull”) grew up in Dayton, Ohio, not far from the home of Orville & Wilbur Wright. After graduating from high school, she studied journalism and creative writing at the University of Denver. Her first job after graduating college was at Academic Press where she was a production editor of science books. Later on, she moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to become a librarian. After earning a master’s degree in Library and Information Science, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and worked as a competitive intelligence specialist for a Fortune 100 company. She currently lives in North Carolina, the state known for being the first in flight.