Ever since he was a teenager, Sam wanted to write novels. For decades, ideas for plot lines and characters invaded his mind. Occasionally, he would write down an idea or two but using the normal excuses, too busy with work, too tired, not enough time, he successfully procrastinated for almost 40 years. Eventually, a challenge from a mentor got him started. Nearly three years later, after learning his craft, Sam had created Hiatus. 

Sam specializes in writing thrillers with a hint of science fiction to create a unique genre with memorable characters to enhance his stories.

Sam Polakoff is the third-generation owner of a supply chain engineering and technology company called Nexterus. 

Sam and his wife, Denise live in the great state of Maryland. They have two adult children, Ryan and Leah as well as five furry kids, Eli the German Shepherd/Chow mix, Ziggy the brown tabby cat, Holly, the beautiful tortoise shell kitty and Gypsy and Lily, the mischievous kittens.