Samara O'Shea

About the Author

Welcome! My name is Samara and I’ve curated this cyber corner for 15 years.

Books: In 2005, I launched a letter-writing service, which led to the writing of my first book: For the Love of Letters (2007). That and the book about journal writing that followed, Note to Self (2008), pay homage to the written word and its healing powers. My third book, Loves Me…Not (2014), is an anecdotal guide to overcoming unrequited love.

Other 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 and NPR. 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 (as a blonde!).

Social Work: In 2016, I received a master’s degree in social work from Temple University. I’m currently working as a behavioral health navigator. I help clients with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) manage chronic physical illness. The work is challenging and rewarding. I have started the process of obtaining my clinical license. I was set to take the licensure exam on May 20th but COVID. It’s rescheduled for December. Wish me luck! While I’ve taken an extended break from writing, I look forward to my clinical experience informing future books and articles.

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