Samantha Tisdel Wright

Writer, Journalist, Editor, Poet

Silverton, Colorado

Samantha Tisdel Wright

A kick-axe writer.


Ouray Ice Park Guide 2019-2020

The official guide for the world-famous Ouray Ice Park.
Peak Event Publications Link to Story

Celebrating ‘Tomboy Bride'

“Tomboy Bride” continues to cast an irresistible spell with its first-hand account of mining camp life.
Telluride Daily Planet Link to Story

A Shared Passion for Making Art from Metal

Carol Wilkins’ stunning hand-crafted jewelry holds its own beside her husband Ken Webb’s whimsical fine art made out of scrap metal.
San Juan Silver Stage Link to Story

Silverton’s Greene Street. Gifts & Galleries

Discover the surprisingly diverse downtown business district in a picturesque former mining town.
San Juan Silver Stage Link to Story


Samantha Tisdel Wright

Samantha Tisdel Wright is a nationally recognized independent journalist and freelance writer based in Silverton, Colorado.

She is the recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on a double-fatality at the Revenue Mine near Ouray, Colo. in 2013. She has also won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association and The Society of Professional Journalists' Colorado chapter. 

Before settling into her career in journalism (and settling down to raise a family), Wright explored far-flung corners of the world ranging from the Silk Road to the Killing Fields to the crocodile-infested rivers of Queensland, Australia. She has pulled pints in a 500-year-old English pub, cast nets from a commercial fishing boat in Alaska, taught English in the People’s Republic of China, and worked as a firehouse dispatcher and science writer at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. 



  • Enterprise reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Columns
  • Travel writing
  • Copy editing
  • Lay-out
  • News writing
  • Feature writing
  • Interviewing
  • Specialty publications
  • Line editing
  • Page design
  • Editorial project management
  • Op Ed
  • Breaking news
  • Profiles
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Press Releases
  • Publicity
  • Environmental journalism