Author Spotlight: Sam Hall

Author Spotlight: Sam Hall

Sam Hall writes plays and short stories. Stories and CNF widely published including in The Blue Nib, The Medusa Project, Dark London vol 1, Emerging Worlds, Litro. Her piece “Matryoshka’ can be found in EPOCH Issue 02: Aftermath, available to purchase here.

What books did you grow up reading?

I was a bookworm. I had to read all the time. I’d read cornflakes packets whilst I was eating breakfast. I bombed through the usual children’s fiction in our local library and started reading adult stuff. I got told off by the librarians, aged about 10, because I returned the 4 books I’d taken out in the morning, that same afternoon. After that they gave me an adult ticket, so I could take more books out. All I wanted for Christmas and birthdays was books. Sci-fi, in particular, Ray Bradbury, was a favourite. Also I liked reading about detectives like Sherlock Holmes and Simon Templar. Writers that I like now, include Neil Gaiman, Octavia E Butler, Margaret Atwood, Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden books. I read a lot of noir in the last few years for a work in progress, but I’ve recently gone off detective novels, as women seem to get disproportionately horribly murdered in them.  

What is the most challenging aspect of your creative process? 

Juggling paid work of a non-creative type in order to be able to do creative type work (often low or unpaid), and then also have time to write, and newly, to draw, as I’ve recently been relearning to draw in order to write and illustrate stories, with the aim of adapting a play I wrote into a graphic novel .   

What does your writing space look like? 

Honestly, currently a bit of a mess. I am in the process of rearranging my office and building a bigger desk, so that I have room for the growing collection of art materials. 

Who is your biggest artistic supporter?

Definitely my husband, Barry Fentiman Hall, who is a poet and works with me on most of the literary projects I run through my organisation, Wordsmithery. Not my cats – my cats hinder the artistic process whenever they can (although they are going to be starring in a short illustrated pamphlet I’m writing/drawing soon!). As I have been involved in publishing an independent magazine, Confluence, for the past couple of years, and running live literary events for about 10 years, I have a lot of friends who are writers, and am lucky that a lot of them are also very supportive.  

Where can we follow and find your work? 

Facebook: Sam Hall – Writer
Twitter: @Wrdsmithery
Website: – where you can find links to some of my writing online and where to buy magazines I’ve had stories in.

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