Return to Sender

Return to Sender by Samantha Castoro

Mixed medium. full color. 58 image collages, more than 190 poems, 124 Pages. Available on Amazon, Barnes & NobleIndieBoundWaterstones.

About the Book

You wrote letters in your head as soon as they walked out the door. These were the letters you couldn’t work up the nerve to send. Return to Sender is sending it out! You have broken the letters into three sections. “Dear John”, a series of letters from a woman to a man terminating their relationship; “Letters To Misha”, a series of letters through the five stages of grief after a friend’s suicide; “Missed Connections”, a series of letters that act as a personal account of two strangers meeting in NYC. Each letter acting as a personal reflection on how easily a person can come into and out of your life without you ever having the chance to share with them how much they changed you.

This book is fascinating. This young woman has hit the proverbial nail on the head in so many emotions. I have recommended this book to everybody.

Return To Sender Now Available!

Pages: 124, Full Color
58 image collages, more than 190 poems
Publisher: Lit Riot Press
Genere: Art & Poetry
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9970893-8-7
Hardback ISBN: 978-0-9976943-0-7
Hardcover: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Waterstones (UK/EU)
Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Waterstones (UK/EU)


“What a visually rich book; the collage work is stunning. And the writing will rip your heart out as you identify with many of the emotions in this beautifully written book. I highly recommend this book to everyone that would like to take an intuitive life journey with this debut author! We are sure to see her again and again.” – Customer reviewAMAZON

“When a stranger sitting next to me on a plane looked over and saw me reading Return to Sender, he was struck by the power of the illustrations presented. The writing matches the intensity of the images with the writer getting so personal that it’s almost uncomfortable! A well-done release from a talented young illustrator/author. Hoping to see much more from Samantha Castoro.” – Customer reviewAMAZON

“What a wonderful and thought provoking book. It is the type of book you need to stop and think about, but at the same time cannot wait to read the next story. I am sure everyone will relate to one or more of the stories. Samantha Castoro writes in a very raw, real and emotional way. Highly recommend and would be perfect for discussions at a book club.” – Customer reviewAMAZON

“This book is fascinating. This young woman has hit the proverbial nail on the head in so many emotions. I have recommended this book to everybody.” – Customer reviewAMAZON

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About Samantha Castoro

Samantha Castoro is an illustrator/writer based in New Jersey. Her collage work has been fea-tured in the editorial spread Orenda in Creem Magazine. She made two zines called Dear John and The Difference Between Moths and Butterflies  which included her writing and illustration work that were sold at The Brooklyn Zine Fest. She also sells postcards with her collages on them at Artbook at MoMa PS1. Samantha’s work acts as a reflection of personal experiences and social commentary.