Samantha and her husband spent over 18 years traveling over the road. This gave her lots of experience for the backgrounds of her Novels. Her imagination takes her many places, and she hopes that her Novels can uplift, entertain, and be a blessing to her readers.
She writes Life Fiction, each story will have a bit of romance, but they will also have real life struggles, a little detective work, and humor when at all possible. She has many stories to tell, and she hopes to be around writing for many years to come.
You can visit her website at: http://www.samfury.webs.com
Her book is available on Amazon:
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Street Justice: Charlie's Angel
When Charlie’s dad loses his job, fighting becomes an every day event. Moving in with her sister only makes matters worse. In a desperate attempt to find a safe haven, she ends up on the streets. Here she's introduced to a different kind of world; a place where crime lords and women of the night come out to play.
Charlie finds herself at the mercy of Rico DeLusa. When she begins having feelings for one of Rico's employees, Angel Blackwell, she wonders if she's out of her element. Is she being drawn into their world, instead of being a light in a dark place?
Blackmail, prostitution and drugs were never a part of her life, but they are now. She finds herself in a fight between good and evil. She needs the strength to overcome, the wisdom to make the right choices, and the insight to follow what is right, instead of listening to her heart….
Why did you become a writer…was it a dream of yours since you were younger or did the desire to write happen later in your life?
I’ve always had stories going on in my head ever since I was 8 years old. So I can say I have always wanted to write, it is a passion of mine.
What was the inspiration for your latest work of fiction?
The Street Justice Series came to me in part by a dream, that’s where a lot of my stories begin. The rest just comes from the great imagination the good Lord gave me.
Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
My characters may have a trait here or there from someone I admire, but I try to not copy them; they are as original as I can get them.
What was the most interesting research you had to do for any of your books?
I learned how to make wine, from start to finish. I did a lot of research on the railroad, and found it all fascinating. I actually called The Cactus Hotel in Texas and got minute details about its history. Writing can be a great learning experience.
Where do you go to do your research?
The Internet, the library, and Encarta.
How do you go from an idea for a book to the birth of the story? Is the process the same for every book you write? How long does it take you to write a book?
Most of the time I start with a dream, then usually move to an outline. I tell the whole story in one line chapters, then go back and detail each chapter with about 6 to 20 words. Then I begin writing. The story sometimes follows the outline other times it doesn’t. Some books I can write in a matter of months, others it could take longer. The editing is the hard part. The story usually comes faster than I can write it.
Are you currently working on any new book projects?
I’m always working on something. I now am editing Tidal Wave book two in the Street Justice Series and writing Reasonable Service, book 3. I have a Sci-fi on hold, and about 10 others that need a good edit.
Do you have any advice for beginning writers on how to write a book? Do you have any advice for them regarding promoting that book once published?
My advice is to write and, write daily, push yourself to learn everything you can about the writing and publishing process. The promoting part when you self publish is all on you. I suggest having a good web site, be willing to give away books now and then to book stores, be ready to tell everyone you can about your book. You are your best asset.
How did you find your publisher? What was your journey to publication like?
I self-publish my books through create space; I’ve done well so far. I’ve never contacted a publishing house, wrote a query letter, or any of that. The normal publication route is slow and can take you years to even get noticed. I chose to take a chance on self publishing, I have good editors and the talents the Good Lord gave me. I’ve sold 78 books and counting.
Do you have any writing idiosyncrasies?
I’m a facts nut. I like the town my characters live in to be as real as possible, and I write too much. I get so engrossed in my stories that I don’t do things I should: like laundry, and cook.
How have your friends and family received your career as an author? Are they supportive?
Yes, greatly so. My aunt has been responsible for many of my sales, and my mother also helps every chance she gets. My Aunt Carol, Willa and my mother are actually my editors, so they help me a great deal.
Thank you, Samantha, for stopping by today. I enjoyed our conversation.