Samantha Tisdel Wright

Writer, Journalist, Editor, Poet

Silverton, Colorado

Samantha Tisdel Wright

A kick-axe writer.


The Imaginarium of Guylaine Déchaine

Guylaine Déchaine insures against everything from high-flying stunts to lavish movie sets.
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Coverage for the Construction Boom

As the construction industry rebounds, architects and engineers need more insurance.
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The Perfect Pairing

Malena Farrell found a way to marry her passion for insurance with her love of craft beer.
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Life in the Fast Lane

As the economy picks up, commercial auto insurance is shifting into high gear.
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Surviving the Swamp

Declining oil prices may be introducing softness into the market, but oil & gas remains a huge industry in the US, with massive insurance needs.
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Double Duty

From his niche insuring beekeepers to his seat in the Florida House of Representatives, Kevin Rader of CKP Insurance has no trouble staying busy.
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Going Mainstream

Environmental insurance is becoming more necessary to cover exclusions in general liability policies.
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Through the Looking Glass

There's been a radical shift in the healthcare marketplace and the way it's insured.
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A Walk on the Wild Side

From nudist colonies to gentlemen's clubs, Rupert Hall insures risks that are a bit...risque.
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A Booming Business

The construction industry is white-hot once again, opening up the market for producers to cash in.
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Agency Insight: Mesirow Financial

Mesirow Financial's Insurance Services Division is one of the largest independent brokerages in the Chicago Area.
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For the Love of the Game

A chance phone call early in his career pulled Robert Murphy into the world of sports insurance – and he's never looked back.
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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