Samantha Arthurs

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Samantha has been telling stories for her entire life. No, really. In kindergarten she won the best story teller award, and one can only imagine what those tall tales were like. Ask her sometime about The Magic Pencil, one of the first stories she ever put down on paper and that she still likes to pull out for a laugh now and then. It’s unintentionally hilarious, truly.

While pursuing her degree in Administration of Justice she finished her first full length novel, Endless Numbered Days, which was published by Martin Sister’s Publishing in 2014. She has since finished two other novels which are awaiting publication, and has a whole host of things in the pipeline.

Besides writing she is an avid reader and book reviewer, a National Parks enthus
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Samantha Arthurs Just go for it! I mean that in the most sincere way possible too, that's all there is to it. You just have to sit down, put your ideas on paper, and…moreJust go for it! I mean that in the most sincere way possible too, that's all there is to it. You just have to sit down, put your ideas on paper, and see where it takes you. I used to be terrified of my own writing, of letting other people see, but at some point you have to decide for yourself and the only way to get over the hump is to push yourself to do it.(less)
Samantha Arthurs I was sitting down to prepare for NaNoWriMo 2017 and it just sort of came to me. I fleshed out the setting first, and then the characters and plot…moreI was sitting down to prepare for NaNoWriMo 2017 and it just sort of came to me. I fleshed out the setting first, and then the characters and plot came after. I was feeling the heavy weight of a big emotional loss (a very young member of my family died unexpectedly in an accident) and that also motivated me to write A Crooked Mile.(less)
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Endless Numbered Days

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A Crooked Mile (Rust #1)

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Hey everybody! I didn't want you all to think that I had forgotten you, or that I'm neglecting this part of my Goodreads life. That isn't the case at all! What is the case is that I've been pretty busy with writing and editing new content so I can get more books to you guys sooner!

Up next on my agenda, and slated for release hopefully around Christmas time, is the sequel to A Crooked Mile. The... Read more of this blog post »
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Randy Attwood Dear Sammah,
I joined the southern lit lovers group because many of my favorite writers have been Southerners, but especially Walker Percy. If you don't know him, I hope you will encounter him. I have an interesting note to share about him and you can find it here:
http://randyattwood.blogspot.com/2011...
If you think you'd be interested in reviewing The 41st Sermon, I'd be happy to send you a free download code.


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