Samuel W. Gailey is the critically acclaimed 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's second novel, The Guilt We Carry, was released in 2019, and has received glowing reviews.

“[With] a Cormac McCarthyan pair of bad guys...Fans of country noir will be right at home as Gailey builds the grit-soaked suspense.”—Booklist

“[A] gripping tale of redemption…Gailey does a superior job of making his flawed lead sympathetic.”—Publishers Weekly

“…the Breaking Bad of the book world.”―New York Journal of Books

Samuel was raised in a small town in northeast Pennsylvania (population 379), which serves as the setting for both Deep Winter and his third novel. 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. He lives with his wife, author Ayn Carrillo Gailey, and daughter on Orcas Island, where he is a founding board member of the Orcas Island Literary Festival and co-founder of Novel Lab, a free writing workshop for kids.

Internationally, both of his novels, The Guilt We Carry (Une Question de Temps) and Deep Winter have been translated into French by Gallmeister Editions.  Gallmeister, devoted to the translation of American literature, publishes authors Craig Johnson (Longmire), Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove), Larry Watson (Montana 1948), 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 The Guilt We Carry and Deep Winter, please visit the Reviews page.