SAMANTHA SILVA is an author and screenwriter based in Idaho. She has sold film projects to Paramount, Universal, New Line Cinema, TNT and Lifetime Television. Her first novel, Mr. Dickens and His Carol, was published by Flatiron Books/Macmillan in October 2017. Her short film script, THE BIG BURN, won the 1 Potato Short Screenplay Award at the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho, where it will premiere in March 2018. Silva wrote and directed, her first time at the helm.