Samantha Henderson is the author of two novels from Wizards of the Coast: Heaven’s Bones (2008), a dark Victorian fantasy inspired by the Ravenloft role-playing game; and Dawnbringer (2011), a Forgotten Realms tie-in.
Her short fiction has been published in Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Chizine, Bourbon Penn, Abyss & Apex, Shimmer, Lovecraft’s eZine, Running with the Pack (Prime, 2010),and The Feathered Edge (Sky Warrior, 2012). Stories include "The Red Bride," reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Science Fiction (Prime, 2011), and "Besides Calais," reprinted in Steampunk Revolutions (Ann VanderMeer, ed.). Sam’s fiction has been podcast on Escape Pod, Podcastle, and The Drabblecast, and her short story "Bottles" was made into an award-winning film in 2010. Upcoming publications include Aliens: Recent Encounters (MacFarlane, ed.), Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages (Berman, ed.), both from Prime Books, and The Red Bride, a short story collection from Gryffynperch Books.
Her poetry has appeared in Goblin Fruit, Weird Tales, New Myths, Jabberwocky, Stone Telling and Dreams and Nightmares, and her first poetry collection, The House of Forever, was released in 2012 (Raven Electrick Ink). She is the co-winner (with Kendall Evans) of the 2010 Rhysling Award for "The Astronaut Asylum," published by Mythic Delirium. She edits the speculative poetry magazine inkscrawl, and reviews for Publishers Weekly.
Sam lives on the outskirts of Los Angeles with her husband Martin, two daughters, and an assortment of dogs, rabbits, and a porch cat.