Darkly Humorous Fantasy
In the mood for a fantasy novel that dallies in the darkness? There’s a chance you’ve come to the right place. If you’d like to know what terrors lurk in the darkest havens where evil holds sway, try reading Stephen King. If you’d like to know just where to tickle said terrors to get them blushing and giggling, try reading Sam Hooker.
Sam’s work embodies much of the farcical whimsy found in books by Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, and Roger Zelazny. If you have no taste for whimsy, then you may have come to the wrong place. If you’re an entirely serious person who has no time for silliness, you are likely to disapprove of Sam’s work. If you’re not interested in learning which swear words will conjure the most goblins, you needn’t read on.
Filling up novels with nonsense is hard work. Well, it’s work, anyway. And someone’s got to do it. Well, no one’s got to do it, but if no one did, then no one would. That’s why my work is so important. Well, maybe not important…
– Sam Hooker
Sam has a degree in Communication from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. He also has a certificate proclaiming him a Qualified Irish Whiskey Taster from the Jameson Distillery in Dublin, Ireland. He considers them equally important to his work.
Originally from Texas, Sam currently lives in southern California with his wife Shelly, his son Jack, his dog Cervantes, and a cat who insists on being left out of all of this silliness. His name has been redacted.
Coming Soon: Terribly Serious Darkness
What terror lurks in the shadows of the Old Country? You won’t have to wait long to find out!
Peril in the Old Country is the first novel of a three-part series called Terribly Serious Darkness. It’s being published by Black Spot Books in Spring/Summer 2018. If you’d like to receive updates via email, be sure to subscribe to the email list using the form at the bottom of the page. Sam promises not to sell your email address to the sorts of people who would buy such a thing. He will only bother you when he’s got something interesting to say.
Southern California Readings
Calling all book clubs, literary groups, and secret societies in Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles! If you would like to host Sam for a reading, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be forewarned that Sam will likely bring books available for purchase, and may even go so far as to scribble in the fronts of them. Some people have no respect for books.