About Samantha

I’ve always escaped into the far off places within my mind. Growing up with an alcoholic father, a good but troubled man, made this retreat a forced reprieve from an often tumultuous world. I have never had the feeling that both of my feet were firmly planted and grounded within the world around me. Instead, I always felt torn between this world and another that is forever trying to get my attention. Because of that, I began writing.

This Insanity Blog is my way of releasing errant thoughts from within my mind. These thoughts run the gamut from comical to serious – and all points in between.

I’m enormously appreciative of this life of mine, as topsy-turvy as it has been. I’m here, for one, and I almost wasn’t. My son is here, and he almost wasn’t. Those two things alone remind me that Fate isn’t always  cruel. I believe in miracles, and the sudden wonderful shift for the better life can, at times, take. Thank you – each of you – for joining me on this ride. Life is a bit better, when shared. And I’m pleased to be sharing this ride with you.

Samantha Hoffman is an inspirational speaker, novelist and children’s book author. She writes the award-winning Insanity blog, as well as having written two novels: A Contented Mind, it’s sequel, Chasing Nirvana,  and the children’s chapter book series: Dainty Delaney. Samantha just completed her memoir, Blackbird Fly. Samantha shares her life with her two children and a white boxer, in Traverse City, Michigan.

To contact, please email: sanesamantha@gmail.com

32 thoughts on “About Samantha

    1. SaneSamantha Post author

      I may just put your review of my book on my website, as I enjoyed it so much! I agree – really – aren’t those the best things in life! Thank you Jason (ps, please spread the word on my book. Its rather the underdog as far as books go!)

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    1. SaneSamantha Post author

      How did I miss this wonderful comment? I don’t know, but I am so pleased I have stumbled upon it now. Thank you, my friend. Your kind words mean so much ~ S.

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    1. SaneSamantha Post author

      It seems I missed two very kind comments. Please accept my apologies. One should never regret having reached out and pursued their dreams, most of all when that dream is to find themselves. You are brave. We both are. Much love ~ S.

  3. Rebekah Goodyear

    Ms Hoffman, I really appreciate the way you describe how you started writing, being torn between two worlds. I can remember saying something similar when I was a child, about “walking the line between reality and fantasy” – but no one understood me. I still feel that way and it is one of the main reasons while I also write. It is quite lovely to know I am not the only one.

    1. SaneSamantha Post author

      Some readers question why it is I write with the transparency and truth that I do. Much of the reason is so that those like me, feel less alone. I am so pleased that my writing resonated with you. Thank you for sharing your kind words with me. Much love ~ S.

  4. blueeyedbella

    Samantha, I am getting into blogging for very similar reasons and am really starting to focus on my writing. Your blog has been an inspiration, a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. I cant wait to read your book. Any tips or advice?

  5. GARY

    You’re earthy. You’re sexy. You’re sensual. You’re spiritual. You’re hot potato chowder on a cold winter day in the upper Midwest. You’re wise and experienced. I am a novice blogger. We are both sharing the same path on our own trek. I’m glad to have found you.


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