An eye-opening look at Little Women author Louisa May Alcott’s willingness to risk her life as a Civil War nurse, and its impact on her writing and life.


About Samantha

Samantha Seiple (pronounced “Si-pull”) is the author of Louisa on the Front Lines: Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War (Seal Press), the first narrative nonfiction book focusing on the least-known aspect of Louisa May Alcott’s career – her time spent as a nurse during the Civil War.

Praise for Samantha

Louisa on the Front Lines is a rich, enlightening tale…inspirational.” 

The Washington Post



—Kirkus on Nazi Saboteurs

“Ms. Seiple
has brought us a treasure.” 

—Library Media Connection
on Ghosts in the Fog

“Seiple has made factual history as arresting as any fictionalized detective story.” 

—The Mercury News on
Lincoln’s Spymaster

“Thrilling…crisply written, briskly paced…A stirring, suspenseful true story of dangerous adventure and remarkable survival.” 

Kirkus on
 Death on the River of Doubt

“Igloo’s personality is brought to life…delighting the reader with his loyalty and rambunctious antics.” 

—The Horn Book Guide on
 Byrd & Igloo

Few know the story of the Japanese invasion of Alaska and Hitler’s secret attack on America during World War II – until now.

Also by Samantha


Welcome to My Website!

Welcome to my website. At the time of this writing, it is the end of 2022, and I’m checking off one more item on my to-list for the year – redesign my website (thank you AuthorBytes). More to come in 2023. Cheers! Samantha  

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