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.


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 […]


She’s going to make them sorry.

April looks like it’s shaping up to be News Month. Last week I told you about my heretofore super-secret James Patterson collaboration, and this week I have Camaro information. Didn’t I tell you I’d be able to say more soon? The first tidbit is something we pretty much knew: the new Camaro will come in […]

The big man and me.

This hasn’t been reflected elsewhere on the site — I’ll make that update soon, I promise — but I can tell you the news here. To whit: I worked with James Patterson last year, and the fruits of our collaboration are to be yours soon. In fact, you can preorder right now! But more on […]