Dr. Samantha Schinder

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Introduction Dr. Samantha Schinder, PhD, write culturally immersive, intellectual tales with strong disabled/neurodivergent protagonists that make you want to stand up and cheer. She has a bachelor’s in Italian literature from Indiana University. She also has a bachelor’s in Middle Eastern Anthropology and Language (Persian Farsi), a masters’ in Terrorism Studies, and a PhD in Homeland Security. Before 9-11 she was training to become a concert violinist and was preparing to audition for some of the best music conservatories in the country. After 9-11 she heeded the call to service and has since become a 100% disabled veteran. She owns her own dog training business and enjoys showing other veterans how to train their own service dogs. For fun she jumps out of perfectly good (and also some very sketchy) airplanes and travels the world. She speaks several languages and enjoys continuing her undergraduate cultural studies through her writing. She is firmly of the opinion socks do not intrinsically have to match.