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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Sam Hooker I've got a reading coming up next month! I'll be at Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego on Saturday, June 16 from 2-4pm.
Sam Hooker I don't get writer's block. Not that I can distinguish from the garden variety, crippling panic that comes from knowing that the next word I type will…moreI don't get writer's block. Not that I can distinguish from the garden variety, crippling panic that comes from knowing that the next word I type will undoubtedly be the wrong one, and likely cause a global financial meltdown.

However I do occasionally find my characters simply sallying forth for the sake of word count. That's when I know the well has run dry, and I need to binge on Netflix and craft beers until it has refilled. That usually takes a day or two.(less)
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On Swearing

There are no swear words in my books, though I can assure you my regular dialogue is rife with them, as is my inner monologue. Like all true Americans, I don’t trust people who don’t swear, so I feel that I owe my readers an explanation. If you can’t trust the guy who writes your […]


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The Discworld books featuring The Watch are some of my absolute favorites. Jingo features one of my favorite quotes from the entire series:

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"After the finale of “Game of Thrones,” I’ve seen the phrase “subverting expectations” being used as a tongue-in-cheek euphemism for “bad writing.” So let’s talk about plot twists. I’m going to use a few major events from the show as examples, so i..." Read more of this blog post »
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“Vasily’s work was consistently abysmal, so it was reported to his father—a very affluent shareholder in the Three Bells—that his son’s work was nothing if not consistent.”
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