Samuel W. Gailey is the critically acclaimed debut author of Deep Winter, a novel described by The New York Times as being "Beautifully written..." and by Esquire as “Enthralling and suspenseful, like a Michael Connelly novel, but more elegantly written.” 

Samuel was raised in a small town in northeast Pennsylvania (population 379), which serves as the setting for Deep Winter (Penguin|Blue Rider Press). Drawn to rural life and the sometimes deceiving atmosphere therein, Gailey's first novel and his works in progress are suspenseful mysteries and intriguing studies of human nature.  Before writing novels, he worked in film production and eventually became a screenwriter, writing and developing shows for Showtime and Fox. He has also been published in "Documentary Magazine".  He now resides on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest with his daughter and wife, author Ayn Carrillo-Gailey.

Internationally, Deep Winter sold out in the first three weeks of its release in France in 2014 by Gallmeister Editions. It is now in its third printing. Gallmeister, devoted to the translation of American literature, publishes authors Craig Johnson (Longmire), Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove), and Kurt Vonnegut.

Please visit Samuel's facebook fan page to be a part of his writing journey, receive invitations to events, and read excerpts from his upcoming novels.  To read reviews of Deep Winter, please visit the Reviews page.

Nominee for the Silver Falchion Award "Best New Novel—Literary Suspense."