Samantha Chagollan is a writer, artist and storyteller from Costa Mesa, California. She spends most of her time as a freelance writer/editor and marketing consultant. But in her spare time, she enjoys writing creative nonfiction and books for young readers. Her microessay "Mother Tongue" will be included in the upcoming anthology Nonwhite and Woman by Woodhall Press. Other published works include dozens of nonfiction books for children, including Immigrant Innovators from Duopress. When she's not writing, she enjoys teaching yoga, abstract painting and couch time with her husband and two scruffy pups.