Samantha Mary (S.M.) Beiko is a Winnipeg-based artist and author, and currently works in the Canadian book and comic industry as a freelance editor, graphic designer, and consultant.
Her first novel, The Lake and the Library, was nominated for the Manitoba Book Award for Best First Book, as well as the 2014 Aurora Award. Her next series, The Realms of Ancient, began with Scion of the Fox (ECW Press, 2017), which won the 2018 Copper Cylinder Award. The sequels to follow are Children of the Bloodlands (2018) and The Brilliant Dark (2019). She is the co-editor of Gothic Tales of Haunted Love (Bedside Press, 2018), and her short fiction has been anthologized in Gush: Menstrual Manifestos of Our Times (Frontenac House, 2018) and Parallel Prairies: Stories (Enfield & Wizenty, 2018). She is the artist and writer for the creator-owned webcomic, Krampus is My Boyfriend!, and is currently at work on her next young adult fantasy series.