Samantha Bremekamp - In-House Librarian, Children's Books Consultant
Samantha Bremekamp started her career in publishing in 2008, and quickly realized that she preferred working directly with authors from the other side of the industry. She runs critique groups and writing groups for fun, as she also loves to write and help others to fulfill their writing ambitions. She is fully aware of how hard of an industry it really is in this day and age.
She loves books for all ages. There is something so pure about each building block of life these book groups represent.
Although there may be a difference between a three year old and a 33 year old or a 103 year old, maybe, Samantha finds that all of life’s challenges in these age groups really show the potential for amazing growth in a character.
Samantha’s background is in English literature, communications, and Spanish. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in MLIS. She really thinks that if a writer is confident and believes in their work, their work will show that without having to showboat to prove it via a pitch.
Samantha is not accepting queries.
Follow Samantha on Twitter at @LiterallySmash
Samantha’s Literary Preferences
Samantha loves reading Children’s (sweet and funny), MG (Looking for diverse graphic novels and comics), YA (Veronica Mars-esque meets X Files, maybe?), NA (strong voices, simple original plots that blend with today's world), and adult fiction (sports romance, cowboys, spanning the world a la Amazing Race but with spies!). She is open to most genres within those age groups, but prefers action adventure (think indiana jones meets Veronica Mars) speculative fiction, mystery (Miss Marple meets La Femme Nikita, and quirky romance (Romancing the Stone meets Bridget Jones).