Satirist Samantha Memi is one cheeky scribe, but as with all great art, it’s
the notes you don't hear that stand out.
Paul Corman-Roberts, author of Notes From An Orgy
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Samantha Memi writes compact stories about the surprising extravagances
of everyday life. Each story brings you into the middle of a believable, yet
not quite real, world, and it is a delight to visit this world.
Frances Lefkowitz, author of To Have Not
A review from Gabriel Ricard at Drunk Monkeys
Samantha Memi is your mad aunt, the merry young aunt your parents aren't
comfortable with, and these are the not-quite-appropriate stories that she
tells at your birthday party just before vanishing up the chimney. She has the
trick of rendering the stupid world in insouciant and oddly demented fairy
tales. Most will make you happy, a few will make you sad, and by the time
she's done you will wish that we all told more stories like this.
Brian Conn, author of The Fixed Stars
A review from Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
Fiction today is often flavorless and predictable. Samantha's Memi's work is
a delirious exception. One minute she's making you laugh out loud, the next
she's administering electroshock. I tried to think of a label that sums up
what she does, but I can't find one. That, I suppose, is the highest
compliment I can offer.
Derek Pell, author of Naked Lunch at Tiffany’s
Samantha Memi’s stories are what every editor hopes to find in her
submission box one day. Memi’s vivid point of view makes her plots and
characters memorable. The characters’ delightful, if unintentional, wittiness
makes them all the more unique and engaging. What a pleasure it is to read
stories that are compact, well-crafted and awash with bittersweet humor.
Valerie Rubino, editor, The Avalon Literary Review
Samantha Memi is a lively presence on the flash fiction scene. There's a hidden
anger that informs the wit and whimsy, which is unmistakably, and unforgettably,
Carla Sarett, author of Nine Romantic Tales
Samantha Memi has the ability to bring a scene alive with a few chosen details
and a quirky sense of humour. Never the expected and never the clichéd.
Whether she is writing about a slice of tomato, a past life or a pregnancy it's
always a delight to read.
Rohini Gupta, author of Mantramala
Whether she writes of “throats gashed like lipstick-red smiles,” or female
outlaws being stranded by Jesse James’s gang, Memi is a chick writer who is
smart enough never to touch chick lit.
Cindy Rosmus, author of Hail Tiger
Samantha Memi writes wonderful, sometimes absurd, but often hilarious stories
that take you by surprise and make you happy.
Sam Hawksmoor, Joint Editor, Hack Writers
Samantha Memi is very good at condensing plots. She blends irony and mordacity
to give the stories interest and energy.
Giovanni Benedetti, author of La lluvia sobre el fuego
Memi's concise writing style possesses a quick wit and charm that is filled with
wonderful oddities of imagination, impossible to avoid falling right into.
Tyler Lafreniere, creator, Gypsé Eyes
Samantha's stories are always funny, often witty, sometimes outrageous,
depending on your usual view of the world.
Rose Gardener, editor, Every Day Fiction