About Me

FB: Lisa G. Samia
Instagram: authorlisasamia
Twitter: @LisaSamia

Books & Awards:

  • Recipient of Artist in Residence-National Park Service-Manassas, VA Fall 2021 poetry.
  • Recipient of Artist in Residence program –National Park Arts Foundation-National Park Service-
    September 2020-Gettysburg –poetry.
  • Author of “Don’t Be Afraid of Fifty,” The Twelve Step Process to Turning Fifty.
  • Author of “My Name is John Singer,” a fictional account on John Wilkes Booth.
  • Author of “The Man with the Ice Blue Eyes,” Romantic Poetry Collection of love and heartache. Debuted number one on Amazon.com for Women’s Poetry, July 2016. Included in collection are two award winning poems from the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association.
  • Author of “The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War.” A collection of 28 poems and 28 essays on
    the historical representations of Civil War events through the narrative of poetry.
  • Author of “My Name is Mrs. John Singer” the sequel in the John Singer trilogy.
  • Author of “The Nameless and the Faceless Women of the Civil War.” A collection of 28 poems and essays on the historical representation of Civil War events through the unknown voices of women, through the rhyme and narrative of poetry. April 14, 2021
  • Awards from the CT Authors and Publishers Association Writing Contest 2013-2014 2 nd place Essay and Honorable Mention Poetry; 2014-2015 1st place Poetry.

Articles 2018-2019:

  • Article published Dr. Samuel A. Mudd newsletter on John Wilkes Booth, the Son, Brother, Uncle and Actor.
  • Article published Dr. Samuel A Mudd newsletter-Asia Booth Clarke & John Wilkes Booth, ‘so runs the world away.’
  • Article published in the Surratt Courier on John Wilkes Booth, the Son, Brother, Uncle and Actor.

Book signings 2017 -2020

  • April 2017 B&N Bel Air MD and Fairfax, VA My Name is John Singer.
  • August 2017 B&N Inner Harbor Baltimore MD, My Name is John Singer.
  • May 2018 and August 2018 B&N Fairfax VA and Inner Harbor Baltimore MD My Name is John Singer.
  • May 2019 B&N Manassas, Fairfax, Alexandria, Fredericksburg and Richmond VA-The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War.
  • October 2019 B&N Fairfax, VA The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War & My Name is John Singer.
  • November 2019 book signing at RJ Julia, Madison CT for The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War.
  • February 2020 Lecture and book signing-RJ Julia, Middletown CT The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War.

Book & other events 2021:

  • Guest speaker-(virtual) Blenheim Civil War Interpretive Center January 2021. John Wilkes Booth & Asia Booth Clarke ‘so runs the world away.’
  • Instructor- The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War-Farmington Adult Enrichment course February-March 2021.
  • Recipient-Artist in Residence National Park Service -Manassas VA-fall 2021 poetry The Nameless and the Faceless Women of the Civil War.
  • April 14, 2021-release of The Nameless and the Faceless Women of the Civil War.
  • Guest speaker-Civil War Round Table congress April 21, 2021 The Nameless and the Faceless Women of
    the Civil War.

Online magazine articles & TV appearance

Member of the following Historical Societies

  • Ford’s Theater, Washington, DC
  • Lincoln Cottage, Washington, DC
  • The Surratt Society, Clinton, MD
  • The Junius Brutus Booth Society (Tudor Hall), Bel Air, MD
  • The Civil War Trust
  • The Dr. Samuel A Mudd Society, Waldorf MD
  • The Avon Historical Society, Avon, CT
  • Civil War Round Table, CT
  • American Civil War Museum, Richmond VA
  • The Poe Museum, Richmond VA
  • Civil War Round Table Congress
  • Society for Women in the Civil War