New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordans Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Teaching creative writing to students from elementary through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams motivated Samantha to take that step as well. Stay With Me (Montgomery Brothers book 3) hit the USA Today bestseller list upon its debut. "Catering to the CEO" was included in the romance bundle "Loving the CEO" - a five-book package that made the New York Times and the USA Today Bestseller list. In March 2013, "The Christmas Cottage" was nominated for two Indie Romance Convention Awards - Best Indie Romance Novella and Best Indie Contemporary Romance, while Samantha was nominated for Indie Author of the Year. When shes not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, blogging, playing Scrabble on Facebook, and spending time with her husband of 24 years and their two sons in North Carolina.