Samantha Marks, Psy.D.
Dr. Sam wrote her first book in the second grade, a fifteen chapter novel called "I Fight the Blobbo Bugs" about aliens from outer space. Since then, she has enjoyed anything creative: writing, painting, playing musical instruments, and learning languages. She earned five degrees in Music, Education, and Psychology.
After graduating from Johns Hopkins University over 15 years ago, Samantha worked as a musician, teacher, behavioral therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, writer, and as a special education coordinator before becoming a doctoral level bilingual/bicultural Psychologist. For four years, she wrote a column for The San Juan Star in Puerto Rico, which focused on Mental Health, Education, and Parenting.
Currently she works in private practice in Columbia, Maryland, focusing on tweens, teens, and young adults, and spends time with her tall-dark-and-handsome husband from Venezuela and their spunky daughter, Sophie.
In the second installment of The Morphosis.me Files, Kayleigh delves deep into untapped magic to better control her morphing powers, still determined to find and free her mother. No amount of magic, however, can help her survive the social tightropes of high school life: dating, popularity contests, a diverse group of friends, exchange students, and a surprise sports competition called the Gaelic Games.
When a vulture begins stalking Kayleigh night and day, she suspects the foreign exchange students are more than they seem. Concerned for her safety and with the Gaelic Games approaching, Kayleigh is forced to face her new enemies on the field. It’s a winner-takes-all match that will either lead her closer to finding her mother or further than ever into enemy territory.
DISTURBING THE FAMILY SECRETS COULD BRING RUIN TO EVERYTHING HE’S WORKED SO HARD TO BUILD.
Book 4 of The Hounds of Annwn.
George Talbot Traherne, the human huntsman for the Wild Hunt, is preparing for the birth of his child by exploring the family papers about his parents and their deaths. When his improved relationship with his patron, the antlered god Cernunnos, is jeopardized by an unexpected opposition, he finds he must choose between loyalty to family and loyalty to a god.
He discovers he doesn’t know either of them as well as he thought he did. His search for answers takes him to the human world with unsuitable companions.
How will he keep a rock-wight safe from detection, or even teach her the rules of the road? And what will he awaken in the process, bringing disaster back to his family on his own doorstep? What if his loyalty is misplaced? What will be the price of his mistakes?
Mexico City, 1988: Meche is fifteen, awkward, and obsessed with music. Her world revolves around her two misfit friends, Sebastian and Daniela, and a stack of records. Then Meche discovers how to turn music into magic, and things takes a turn for the strange...
Mexico City, 2009: Meche returns home for her estranged father’s funeral. Her family are trouble enough, but when she runs into Sebastian, long-buried childhood memories resurface. What really happened back then – and is there any magic left?
Once upon a time...
The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father's lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island's ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She's not sure she can reverse the spell, but she's determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can't be all bad...no matter how beastly his appearance.
Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?
Keywords: adult fairytale retelling, beauty and the beast, cinderella, fairy godmother, witches paranormal romance, classic tale, mythology and folktales, medieval historical romance, adult fantasy, Norse romance, Viking romance, royal romance, fairytale romance