S.M. Shuford

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I was, once upon a time, a fairytale witch, but found keeping to the diet to be far too taxing! For now, I am content to be an anomaly of stardust and biology, on an endless quest to conjure up weird and unorthodox books, never really bothering to grow up in the process.

An artist by blood, but writer by symptom, my specialty is "dream horror", but I entertain romance, dark fantasy and other genres at my table as well.
Writing is a passion. I'd never, ever want to write as an actual job, so rarely charge anything for the digital versions of my books, if it's in my control. This allows creative freedom for me, and no barriers for readers. I typically publis
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S.M. Shuford Cultivation. Read all species of books, but most importantly take the time to develop your own voice, because that's what you'll be known by. This mea…moreCultivation. Read all species of books, but most importantly take the time to develop your own voice, because that's what you'll be known by. This means don't be afraid to break some of the "rules of writing" that get drilled into your head, if you feel like it will strengthen your work. Language is a more free-flowing thing than you'd think, and its rules change all the time.
I personally believe that to write you have to become, to some degree, obsessed with writing (and books), whether it's just on random whims or as a lifelong career.(less)
S.M. Shuford A fortune cookie. You can't really argue with their logic or overwhelming sense of foreboding.
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New Publishing Label and Confirmed Books

I doubt the publisher or label really matters, at least as far as determining whether to read the book or not, to anyone except holier-than-thou book elitists, neurotic pedants and hyper-obsessive authors like myself. That being said, I'm re-releasing all of my print books under a new publishing label all my own, Samael's Tuesday.

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Don't worry about it! I've barely been on GR lately, the end of year months are very difficult.
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Rachel Adiyah Hi Emm,

I realized I kind of just disappeared off of GoodReads, but I've had a really trying month.

I'm involved in a reading challenge for one of the Groups to which I belong. One of the categories is: "A book recommended to you by a Goodreads friend." I was wondering if you could recommend a book to me? You being a writer and poet, I suspect you have good and interesting taste. I would be honored if you would help me out.

I hope that this months of holidays, no matter how you spend it, is going well for you, and that your writing is flowing and successful.

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