Sam Weller (born January 31, 1967) is an American journalist and author, best known for his 2005 book The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury published by HarperCollins. In 2010, his book Listen to the Echoes, The Ray Bradbury Interviews was published by Melville House Publishing, a collection of interviews with Ray Bradbury including photos, mementos and artifacts.
Weller, born in Lake Forest, Illinois, is the authorized biographer of writer Ray Bradbury. Weller's book The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury was a Los Angeles Times best seller, winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography, and a Bram Stoker Award finalist. The companion book, Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews, was published by Melville House/Stop Smiling Books in 2010. With Mort Castle, Weller co-edited the anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow Paperbacks, July 2012), winner of the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for “Superior Achievement in an Anthology.” Weller is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly magazine. He has written for the Paris Review and the National Public Radio Program All Things Considered. Weller's short fiction has appeared in numerous books and journals, including the 2008 anthology Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories,Spec-Lit,Rosebud, and others. His pop-cultural essays have appeared in Post Road,Annalemma, and F, among many other publications. Weller is an associate professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.