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Samantha Ryan Chandler


I write my story from a place that God took my hand and led me down a path. I do not regret the horrors I have experienced nor do I want to do them again.  I am profoundly changed by every turn in the road that I did not choose to go down. I speak of massive acts of unfairness and perfidy.  My writings give great insight and hope to anyone that has encountered wrongs in life that are out of control. This would encompass anyone that has ever taken a breath. To all that have encountered childhood abuse, I give you courage. I pray that all that reads this will gain optimism for their own future. If a skinny girl from Nowhere, Louisiana with unnerving circumstances and totally stuck on ignorance can rise; then all can rise.

My background is life.  My qualifications are that I have had more happen to me than Hollywood would ever think of to write about. If I had not lived it, I would not believe it. I have been quite poor and only gazed at wealth. I have experienced poverty to the point of wondering where my next meal would come from.  This has happened in more than one cycle of my life.  I also lived within the walls of the privileged having dined with two United States presidents, governors in their mansions, and invited to dine with President Mitterrand at Versailles. I am a voracious reader and cling to self-help books. I have yet to see one written from the “privileged” world spelling out what greed is capable of doing. Having run in the circles of the very wealthy, I have witnessed the destruction of marriages when the wealthy husband does not want to share the revenues of many years of marriage.

I co-founded a not for profit children’s ministry that is now international. I have appeared on television and many newspapers have interviewed me. I have modeled.  I have read the Bible eleven times and with fifteen years of Bible study.  Nothing  had prepared me for the life I lived.

Ignorance is fixable; stupidity is terminal.  I was ignorant for much of my life. My narrative has colossal betrayal, distortion of truth, vulnerability and true love. I started with the challenges of growing up to a pagan abusive Irish mom that dallied with a spirit table. I chronicle events showing God’s hand in my life even when I was without a clue who He was. It is a journey He takes me down many paths and then prepared me for the fight of my life…marrying a man worth in excess of tens of millions of dollars and then to culminate with the divorce called annihilation.

I write of seeing an angel three times, God’s hand holding mine once, and peering deep into Satan’s eyes filled with fire that was endless in capacity.

My book is filled with scriptures and God given promises. God has taken me to the place that if He said it….it is done….the boldness of David. I have become David bold. I pray with his boldness expecting no less than what is written in scripture. I have often said if Samantha says it, then it’s possible to be negotiable but when our Lord says He will….it is not a suggestion but facts.

I tell of many places where God intervened in miraculous ways and His relentless pursuit of me. My book comes with a guarantee that the reader will laugh out loud as well as cry between a verb and a vowel, all coming from the same sentence. You then will feel happy and grateful you were not chosen to walk in my shoes.


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