Samara O'Shea

About the Author

SamaraThe time has come…for me to stop writing my bio in the 3rd person. It was fun while it lasted. Welcome! My name is Samara O’Shea and I’ve curated this little corner of the Internet for 12 years.

Books…In 2005, I launched a letter-writing service, which led to the writing of my first book: For the Love of Letters. That and the book that followed, Note to Self, pay homage to the written word and its healing powers. My third book, Loves Me…Not, is an anecdotal guide to overcoming the dilapidated emotional state of unrequited love.

Future writing…I have no immediate plans to write another book. Between the ages of 22 and 34 (I’m almost 38), I was working on one self-assigned book project or another. Not all of these projects were published, but I put effort in nonetheless. Now is the time to take a break and live life so I have something to write about later. There is no doubt in my mind that I’ll return to writing someday. If you’re interested in some of my recent musings, I wrote a handful of relationship advice columns for a website called The Daily Basics in 2016.

Social Work…I received my master’s degree in social work from Temple University in July 2016 and passed my first licensure test in January 2017. I am currently working as a mobile therapist at an agency called Central Behavioral Health. I have recently started working toward my next level of licensure. It should take roughly two years to complete. Come back in 2019 to celebrate!

Running for local office…I am currently a candidate for local office. Details here.

Past Writing…My writing has appeared in Marie Claire, The Frisky, and Main Line Today. My website and books have been featured in The Sydney Morning Herald, NPR, and The Daily Love. I have appeared on the nationally syndicated lifestyle TV program The Better Show (link no longer available) as well as Philadelphia’s The 10! Show.