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 his critically-acclaimed debut, 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 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, 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), Larry Watson (Montana 1948), and Kurt Vonnegut.

Samuel's second novel, The Guilt We Carry, will be released by Oceanview Publishing in January 2019.  Oceanview specializes in crime fiction by NY Times Best Selling authors like Patricia Gussin and fan favorites like Joe Clifford, Ward Larsen, and Margaret Fenton.

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.