• Book will be listed with Ingram and Baker & Taylor by March 8th.

  • Major reviews: Kirkus, IndieReader (due March), Portland Book Review (due March), SF Book Review (due Feb)

  • Consignment and bulk discounts are available. Schools, organizations, group homes, etc. should email for discount. Please email samstheorybook@gmail.com

  • Individual purchases may be made on Amazon or Barnes & Noble

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October 25, 2018

Advice from IR Approved Author Sarah Mendivel:

“You only get one shot at a first impression, so shine your shoes.” Read more here.

October 11, 2018

"Sam's Theory" is in the running for her 4th medal win with the famous Chanticleer International Book Awards! The short list was just announced here. I am so honored to be a part of this competition, and what an especially important time for this book given the #MeToo...

August 28, 2018

"Sam's Theory" is celebrating another major win this week by accepting its first physical gold medal. I am elated that it won "Inspirational Fiction" for an award that so clearly celebrates growth.

As cited on their homepage,

"The purpose of the Living Now Book Awards is...

July 23, 2018

Pleased to receive a sparkling new 5-star review and seal for "Sam's Theory" by Reader's Favorite!

"Sarah Mendivel has a great gift for character... This is an engrossing story told in a gripping first person narrative voice, the voice of Sam, which is as compelling a...

May 29, 2018

In helping the American SPCC celebrate a new website and encourage their mission to give abused children a voice, I was invited to write a guest article on how to encourage survivors to feel empowered again. Check out the article HERE.

April 21, 2018

I am ecstatic to announce "Sam's Theory" won an award that establishes it as a genuine healing resource for teens and adults! The Body, Mind, Spirit Awards celebrates titles that add growth and well being to the literary world. Sam has always had a higher purpose and t...

April 13, 2018

Sam's Theory made the top of the list on teen lifestyle blogger  Taiya Maddison's post of what she's "Currently Loving." So excited to see reaching teens in such a gorgeous way!


April 6, 2018

Celebrations are in order as I just received word that Sam won the Gold Medal in the most recent Literary Titan Awards! This is big news for Sam and all of her friends. Thank you to all of her fans and to Thomas, Editor-in-Chief at LT for giving us the opportunity to s...

April 2, 2018

What do you hope readers take away from your story?

It is my deepest wish for readers that they close this book and feel as if they have a connection to something more meaningful than what they’ve been experiencing in their normal everyday. One of the most common respon...

March 29, 2018

Today I had the privilege of being a guest on Hamilton Radio Station's "Age-Out Angels" radio hour with Greg Rapport. Greg founded Age-Out Angels as an effort to help foster youth transition out of foster care and into independent living. We spoke at length about my ti...

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