Samantha Tucker is a Colorado native. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she is a creative writing MFA candidate at Ohio State University. Sam has written for Bust, The American Literary Review, The ToastGuernica,  and the blogs at Brevity and Colorado Review. In 2014 she graduated the nonfiction MA program at Colorado State University. Sam's first collection of essays, The American Dream Starts Here, is ready for a publisher

Through personal and lyric essay, memoir, and cultural critique, Sam's work focuses on her blue collar upbringing, her gender-role-reversed marriage, the military culture of her hometown, the perseverance of her war-sustained family, and her brother's death in Iraq. 

Her brother would want you to know she's also lactose intolerant and a fucking incredible roller skater. 





Samantha Tucker is represented by Katie Kotchman at Don Congdon Associates, Inc.