A BIT OF BACKGROUND
In 2013 Gene DeRosa decided to write a trivia book. He had been playing, writing, and hosting online trivia games since 1997 and decided it was time to take things to the next level. He and a friend had a plan to start with a M*A*S*H trivia book. There was a bit of a delay on that project so he started with a different topic. He had been a horror fan since the age of 10 and decided to combine those two loves into his first book - a Friday the 13th movie trivia book.
To do this he had to find a way to publish his new book. That is when he and his wife Traci created Samson Publishing Company LLC. Their plan was to learn everything there is to know about self-publishing and get that first book done. The long-term plan also involved helping others publish their books without them having to learn all the details.
Gene has now published his first two books; "6-13 A Friday the 13th Movie Trivia Book" and "10-31 A Halloween Movie Trivia Book" with his third already in the works. There are also two other books by other authors in the works.
Soon after Gene's first book was published he began talking with some of the cast members from the Friday the 13th movie franchise. This has led to him offering great authentic signed merchandise from many of them. He also expanded recently to begin handling convention bookings for some of them.
He hopes to continue building on all of this success and expand both product lines and his client list.