Sam Golbach and Colby Brock met as freshman band nerds during their
high school summer band camp. After realizing that they both liked
the same girl but were also both too shy to talk to her, they
agreed they would help push each other to gain confidence. The two
set out on what has now been a six-year journey to find
self-assurance and happiness. After changing their own lives
drastically, Sam and Colby wished to teach other people the same
life lessons that they had learned through their friendship by
creating content based around humor, authenticity, and exploration.
It's been the exploration, particularly around spooky and sometimes
paranormal places, that has caught on like wildfire with their
audience. They've taken millions of fans along their journeys into
the lesser known, seen, and understood spaces of our planet. While
their videos cover a broad range of their experiences, there are
plenty of untold stories, sometimes scary and sometimes funny,
around their stranger run-ins. In their recently announced original
Snapchat docuseries, Stranded with Sam and Colby (Bunim/Murray
Productions), the two film from a haunted location and what starts
as something fun quickly takes a terrifying turn. The show released
in October 2019.
Gaby Triana is the author of the Haunted Florida paranormal horror series, YA novels Wake the Hollow, Cakespell, and Summer of Yesterday, as well as a contributing author in the upcoming Don't Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (HarperCollins, 2020; edited by Jonathan Maberry, author of Netflix's V Wars). Besides writing horror for adults as well as teens, Gaby has also ghostwritten fifty-plus novels for bestselling authors and won an IRA Teen Choice Award, ALA Best Paperback, and Hispanic magazine's Good Reads Awards. She writes about ghosts, haunted places, and abandoned locations, and runs the witchy horror blog, The Witch Haunt. Visit her on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook @GabyTriana.