Samantha Hoffman grew up in Toledo, Ohio and now lives in Chicago. She is an editor, an employee acquisition specialist, personal assistant, private chef, runner, film buff, traveler, tech geek, blogging queen, animal lover, sister, friend, lover of life and, oh yes…a writer.

Her stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul, The Corner Magazine in London and numerous other print and online publications. She also writes a popular blog about life in Chicago, at

Samantha Hoffman is the author of What More Could You Wish For, published by St. Martin’s Press, and translated into German. She is working on her second novel, The Ones You Left Behind.