Sam Hawken


About Sam

Who the heck is this guy?

Sam Hawken

Senior Director of Wordsmithing
Sam Hawken is the bestselling author of the Camaro Espinoza series, as well as the critically acclaimed Borderlands Trilogy. He is represented by Oli Munson of AM Heath Literary Agents.


Here's what critics & readers said about my work.

Hawken’s understated but razor sharp prose never gets in the way of the building tension…Powerful stuff.
Camaro Espinoza [is] an intense and capable heroine [with] an ironclad sense of justice. Hawken delivers a potent climax that winds its way through an unremitting firefight to a satisfying conclusion.
Publishers Weekly
[The Dead Women of Juarez is] a beautiful, compassionate, grueling novel, as ferocious to read as it is soul-wrenching…This book will haunt you for a long, long time.
Ken Bruen
Hard-boiled action…Camaro Espinoza, who did tours in the Middle East, is tougher than an army boot….it’s deeply satisfying to watch her take out an animal like Lukas.
The New York Times
Camaro is solitary, vengeful, and fond of beer and motorcycles—a female "tough guy" who defies stereotypes with engaging bravado. Hawken calls her "a lean, mean thrilling machine." He’s nailed it.
Hawken doesn’t hit a false note.
Publishers Weekly
Hawken’s words will keep you hooked until the very last sentence.
New York Journal of Books

Latest Updates

My thoughts.

The Real Housewives of James Patterson

Well, today is the day, folks. After a shockingly quick seven months — and, believe me, that’s extraordinarily quick in the traditional industry — The Moores Are Missing has hit shelves all over. Grab your copy today and let me know what you think. I am not at liberty to discuss the specifics of how […]

The Moores and Camaro Espinoza

It’s been a while since we had an update, so this seemed like a good time to pop up from my gopher hole and give you the latest. First and foremost: were are one month out from The Moores Are Missing, my collaboration with James Patterson, releases. It will hit July 25th, for those who […]


It’s a new week and, unfortunately, there’s some bleh news to share. It seems Little, Brown has decided to focus their BookShots efforts in a slightly different fashion, and the paperback release of The Housewife, my collaboration with James Patterson. has been supplanted by the release of The Moore Are Missing. Which makes a certain […]