Sam Morton

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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation novelist
Location Columbia, SC, United States
Introduction A graduate of The Citadel, Sam holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. He is author of Disavowed, a police thriller with five-star ratings on both and Sam has also written Betrayed—An Austin Pierce Novel, the first book in the Austin Files, a young adult spy series slated to debut in August 2009. He is co-author of four fiction anthologies and sole author of Ramblings, a collection of his own short stories and poems. Sam is a member of The Inkplots Writers Group, and is an active freelance writer for several regional and national magazines. He has received a number of awards for his writing. His past occupations include a 12 year-stint as a robbery/homicide detective for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia, S.C., a ten-year career as a professional wrestler, and one long week as the blade changer on the potato cutting machine at the Frito Lay plant in Charlotte, N.C. He resides in Columbia, SC with his wife, Myra, and two children, Alexey and Nikki. Find out more about Sam by logging onto
Favorite Movies Anything where a lot of people die...and then a good Lifetime TV movie every now and then to keep in touch with my feminine side
Favorite Books Anything by Pat Conroy, Greg Iles, and Preston Douglas and Lincoln Child