Liam Samolis was named after my Grandmother’s brother, Leo Samolis who was an entertainer. Her family left Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century and settled in the Liverpool area of England. My understanding is that Samolis was a very unusual name in Lithuania. Some other members of my ancestral family moved to England but subsequently migrated to the USA, where they settled in Pennsylvania(city of Wilkes-Barre).
It is difficult to get any information about the family in Lithuania, but there has been a suggestion that they may have been refugees from religious persecution.
Liam Samolis grew up in England where he went into the police service at an early age, after barely surviving the tedium of an all-boys’ school. Moving with his young family to British Columbia, Canada, in 2002 and staying there ever since (surprisingly never getting deported),
Liam is edging the half century mark; determined that impending prostate exams and incipient acrophobia won’t slow him down, Liam excels in trying to be the best father and husband he can be, as well as a poor fisherman. A big Teddy Bear at heart, the author has been chased by cows, buxom women, and his own pending mortality, and writes with these and many other life experiences moving his pen.
As he mentions on his personal website:
“I’m a middle-aged man living in Canada, and as I intimated, I’m actively engaged in getting a writing career off the ground. Yes, it’s taken me this long to finally start doing something that I feel very comfortable doing, and I’m also keen about preserving some of my privacy, too. In essence, I’m an ordinary man with an ambition to write. I very much hope that you will join me as I embark on what I hope will be a glorious adventure.”