Sammy Bina is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Armed with big dreams and very little cash, she moved across the country and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. She doesn't miss the cows at all.

Previously, she has worked as a publicity intern for the University of Wisconsin Press, a submissions reviewer for Souvenirs magazine, office manager and staff member of the Madison Review Literary Journal, and interned with the Elaine P. English Literary Agency. She's also been a sandwich maker, receptionist, waitress, hostess, librarian, and barista. She won't lie, she misses the free coffee.

Currently, she is editing her YA novel, SILENCE, about a girl who learns to find her voice again, after causing her parents' untimely death. Simultaneously, she is learning to navigate the New York City subway system and catching up on her TBR pile.

She tweets more than she should, blogs with some really talented ladies, and posts dumb things on tumblr.