About Lisa Samia

The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War is a three-book series of 28 poems, photos, and corresponding historical essays

Released April 2018, “The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War,” is a collection of 28 poems and 28 essays bringing Civil War events deep emotional meaning through the rhyme and narrative of poetry. It was endorsed by Eric Swanson, the NYT best-selling co-author of “The Joy of Living.”

Released April 2021, “The Nameless and the Faceless Women of the Civil War,” was also endorsed by Eric Swanson.

Released May 2023, "The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War Gettysburg, Manassas & More" is a captivating addition following the success of the first two books.

The Man with the Ice Blue Eyes, Poems of Love and Heartache, full-color pictorial edition

“The Man with the Ice Blue Eyes,” A Romantic Poetry Collection of Love and Heartache debuted at number one on Amazon for Women’s Poetry in July 2016. Each poem also has a beautiful corresponding picture.

Included in the Ice Blue Eyes collection are two award-winning poems from the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association.

My Name is ​JOHN SINGER, two book series

History tells us on April 26, 1865 John Wilkes Booth was cornered and eventually shot at Richard Garrett’s Barn at Port Royal Virginia. Or was he? In this fictional novel, Booth evades the fiery blaze and gunshot. He escapes. Hiding under the name John Singer, he is repentant for his crime and who then would dare to help him?

This two book series is a fictional "what if" full of suspense, intrigue, and danger.

In the sequel, Emma takes John to her family home in Richmond to hide, but men come who doubt his identity. She is wounded. John has no choice. He must take her home to Tudor Hall.

Author, Poet, & Speaker

Lisa is also an avid author and speaker on John Wilkes Booth and his sister Asia Booth Clarke. She has appeared multiple times at Tudor Hall Bel Air, MD, the Booth family home. Her recent discovery of a set of archived letters written by Asia Booth Clarke while residing in Europe provides a deeper reveal of Asia Booth Clarke. Also, a future biography of Asia Booth Clarke, her life, and her letters is Lisa's next project.​

Lisa frequently lectures at literary and historical venues, notably The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House & Museum, The Civil War Interpretive Center Blenheim, The Civil War Round Table Congress, a virtual as well as in-person presentation with The American Civil War Museum, The Gettysburg Heritage Center, The Southern MD Civil War Round Table, and multiple Barnes & Noble locations.

  • APRIL 2024 via Zoom / Licensed Battlefield Guides of Gettysburg presenting The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War Gettysburg, Manassas & More

  • MAY 2024 appearance at Tudor Hall in Bel Air, MD / historical lecture topic : Asia, the Sister of John Wilkes Booth shares her memories of John Wilkes and the Booth Family

  • MAY 2024 via Zoom / Gettysburg Civil War Round Table, Gettysburg, PA / presenting poems and essays from The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War

  • ​MAY 2024 appearance at The Gettysburg Heritage Museum in Gettysburg, PA / presenting poems and essays from The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War

  • JUNE 2024 appearance at The Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, VA / presenting poems and essays from The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War Gettysburg, Manassas & More. Includes Poetry Reading and book signing

  • AUGUST 2024 appearance at Tudor Hall in Bel Air, MD / historical lecture topic: Asia, the Sister of John Wilkes Booth shares her memories of John Wilkes and the Booth Family

  • OCTOBER 2024 appearance at The Shoreline CWRT in Old Saybrook, CT / historical lecture topic: John Wilkes Booth and his sister Asia Booth Clarke, a special relationship

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