Samantha Gassman

Children's Book Author

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Samantha Gassman, author of DEAR RAINBOW BABY, available Aug. 22, 2022!


Samantha Gassman is a children's book author, Air Force veteran, military spouse and mom to two kids and two cats.

Her first book, HONOR FLIGHT (illustrated by Franco Rivolli), was published on the educational market by Benchmark Education in May 2022.

Her debut picture book on the commercial market, DEAR RAINBOW BABY (illustrated by Tim Lange), will be published by Clear Fork Publishing on Aug. 22, 2022, which is National Rainbow Baby day AND her rainbow baby's birthday!

Her next book, PEANUT AND BUTTER CUP, is slated for publication in 2024, also with Clear Fork Publishing.

She is represented by Erica Christensen at the Metamorphosis Literary Agency.

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6/22: I can OFFICIALLY announce my next book: PEANUT AND BUTTER CUP - the story of a sassy racehorse and a googlye-eyed goat. This humorous story of unlikely friendship is based on the real-life relationships racehorses have with companion animals. Coming out in 2024, courtesy of Clear Fork Publishing!

P.S. Just two months until DEAR RAINBOW BABY comes out!

6/15: I created a Substack newsletter for all the picture book things: craft tips, author interviews, guest posts and more! Subscribe today and check it out!

5/22: We are 3 months out from the publication of DEAR RAINBOW BABY!

3/6: We are on submission with my next project, a non-fiction biography of one of the Air Force's most influential women. Fingers crossed it gets picked up so I can share her story with you!

2/16: While I can't officially announce it yet, I have exciting publishing news to share soon!

2/2: Today, we got the official publication date for my debut picture book DEAR RAINBOW BABY: August 22, 2022! I am so excited to be sharing my book birthday with National Rainbow Baby day!

2/1: This January, I participated in Tara Lazar's STORYSTORM, a challenge to develop at least one picture book idea per day for the entire month.

I am proud to say I completed the challenge with a total of 44 ideas! One has already turned into a rough draft. The others are just waiting for their moment to turn into a story.

As Maya Angelou said, "You cannot use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

Upcoming Events

Jul/Aug: Check out Military Spouse Magazine for an article featuring yours truly plus two other military spouses / children's book authors, including my friend Jessica Stremer (GREAT CARRIER REEF, Holiday House, Summer 2023).

Blog Tours:

7/25: Watch for my post on the 24 Carrot Writing Blog

8/12: I'll be featured on Vivian Kirkfield's Perfect PB Blog

8/23: Featured on Mary Boone's blog