Author of The Quiet is Loud

Shortlisted for the 2022 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Samantha Garner’s debut adult literary sci-fi novel THE QUIET IS LOUD is published by Invisible Publishing.

When her prophetic dreams take a dangerous turn, Freya Tanangco finds herself increasingly forced to sacrifice her own anonymity—and the fragile safety that comes with it—to protect those around her.

Interwoven with themes of Filipino-Canadian and mixed-race identity, fantastical elements from Norse and Filipino mythology, and tarot card symbolism, The Quiet Is Loud is an intergenerational tale about the consequences of secrets and what happens when we refuse to let others tell our stories for us.

“The Quiet is Loud is a novel about the mystical and supernatural, a genre tale about people with unbelievable powers beyond their own understanding. But it’s also a deeply thoughtful book about identity and the quest for true acceptance—especially in a world that encourages us to hate, hide, and fear who we are.” 
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About Me

Nice to meet you! I’m Samantha Garner, a Canadian author of character-driven adult fantasy and sci-fi novels inspired by history and mythology. I write books about outsiders who want to live their lives but end up unravelling the fabric of their whole world instead.⁠⁠ ⁠

In my work you’ll find: Explorations of identity, belonging, and character; nuanced relationships; atmosphere over action; narratives driven by underdog characters’ internal struggles; genre-blending elements; Filipino and Finnish/Nordic culture; and lovingly-written descriptions of food.⁠ 

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