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Samantha Silva


Samantha Silva

Samantha Silva is a writer and screenwriter based in Idaho. MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL is her debut novel. Over her career she's sold projects to Paramount, Universal, New Line Cinema and TNT. A film adaptation of her short story, "The Big Burn," won the 1 Potato Short Screenplay Competition at the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival. Silva will direct, her first time at the helm. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, she's lived in London, Bologna and Rome, is an avid Italophile and a forever Dickens devotee.

Photo Credit: Glenn Landberg

Samantha Silva

Books by Samantha Silva

by Samantha Silva - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, and relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in. Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs.