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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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Sam Hooker I don't have specific plans to write more about those characters. Then again, I haven't vowed that I won't. I'd say there's every reason to hope.…moreI don't have specific plans to write more about those characters. Then again, I haven't vowed that I won't. I'd say there's every reason to hope.(less)
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.…moreI'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.(less)
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Soul Remains Recap

Warning: Spoilers In fact, that’s all this is. If you haven’t read Soul Remains and don’t want the surprises ruined, go and read something else. The internet is chock full of absurdity. Current events would be a great place to start. If you’re about to read Soul Remains and need a refresher on Peril in the Old Country, there’s a summary of […]


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Published on October 16, 2020 13:44
Peril in the Old Country Soul Remains
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“Better to have the threat of death than no reason to live.”
Sam Hooker, The Winter Riddle

“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.”
Sam Hooker, Peril in the Old Country
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“Poets cut corners so often it's a wonder poetry isn't written on round paper.”
Sam Hooker, Peril in the Old Country
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