Samantha L Hardison. I grew up in central Illinois, in a very small town. With only one other little girl and a town full of boys to play with there wasn't always much to do. Barbie Dolls, tackle football or baseball filled my days. So I oftentimes entertained myself with writing. I have been writing stories since about the third grade. I am a lover of happily-ever-afters. When I read I want to go places I've never been and do things I probably won't ever get to do. So when I write it's about what would make me, and hopefully my readers, smile and enjoy the story. Add to my credits two beautiful daughters that inspire me and 35 years of marriage to my high school sweetheart. To be a successful author would take me beyond my wildest dreams.