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 and I’ve curated this cyber corner for 13 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 39), I was working on one self-assigned book project or another. Not all of these projects were published, but I put effort in nonetheless. I’m taking a break. I have no doubt that I’ll return to writing someday.

Past Writing: My writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, Marie Claire, 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 lifestyle TV program The Better Show (link no longer available), Philadelphia’s The 10! Show, and Today in New York.

Social Work: Two years ago, I earned a master’s degree in social work and am currently working as a mobile therapist. I have started the process of obtaining my clinical license. Once I have aforementioned license (late 2019-ish), I will theoretically be qualified to open my own therapy practice. I’m not sure I’ll feel personally prepared to take such a step. Time will tell…

If you’d like to contact me, please email here.