AJ Sam, born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL, is a retired public-school teacher. A 4-year U.S. Air Force veteran (1975-1980), he graduated from St. Petersburg Jr. College (1983) and worked in the Engineering and Computer fields through the ‘80s into the 90s. In 1997, he accepted a calling from God, returned to college, and earned an Education degree (Special Education) from University of South Florida. This began his 20+ year career in Public Education.

In 2003, he again accepted God’s call – this time to the ministry – and was ordained in 2007. A sports fan – Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays & Lightning – he enjoys watching and attending games. He’s married and lives in Daytona Beach. He has a daughter, son-in-law, and grand-daughter.

An avid history buff, his writing attests to this fact with his attention to the details of the historical events, facts, and characters he weaves throughout his fiction. As an author of historical fiction, AJ Sam believes in the necessity of studying the past – but not repeating the past. That truly we must learn from the past to insure a brighter future for humanity.