Acquiring Editor Samantha McMahon


Samantha McMahon lives at the family riding stable in Washington State. Teaching kids to ride and know about horses since 1967, she finds in many cases, she’s taught three generations of families. She left the farm to attend Washington State University where she graduated with B.A. degrees in English and History in three years. Her life experiences span adventures to dealing cards in a casino, attending graduate school to get her Masters in Teaching degree, being a substitute teacher, and serving in the Army Reserve – all leading to her second career as published award-winning YA author, Shannon Kennedy and award-winning, mainstream western romance author, Josie Malone.

Currently, Samantha seeks Young Adult, New Adult and any romance genre, but since she’s hooked on John Wayne movies, she especially wants more Western Romance because who doesn’t love a hot, sexy cowboy, a cowgirl who can teach him where the “bear got in the buckwheat” and great horses?

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