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Sam Hooker

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Sam writes darkly humorous fantasy novels about things like tyrannical despots and the masked scoundrels who tickle them without mercy. He knows all the best swear words, though he refuses to repeat them because he doesn't want to attract goblins. He lives in California with his wife and son, who renew their tolerance for his absurdity on a per-novel basis.

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The Wind Has Shifted

I’ve made a bittersweet decision. I’m setting aside the novel I’ve been writing all year. Leaving it unfinished. Moving on to something new. I took a gamble. The treatment for this project was outside my regular milieu. Still, it “felt” like my work. I was excited during the planning phase, but I got the first […]


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Not your mom’s watery 2% satire. Full-fat sardonic brutality.

My biggest take-always from this were that I’m offended by all the wrong things, and the British monarchy is more useful than most Americans think. I don’t know what to do with this informa
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Dante, eat your heart out. The throw it up and eat it again.

Leyva paints a vivid and horrifying hellscape through which his anti-hero traipses, hurling fireballs and epithets in equal proportion. Hell hath no fury like Amanda Grey.
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“Better to have the threat of death than no reason to live.”
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“Poets, most of whom live with their parents, like to think that mysterious people elude description, defying definition. They don't. Poets are just lazy.”
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“Poets cut corners so often it's a wonder poetry isn't written on round paper.”
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