Samantha Arthurs

is the author of the Rust series, the Rag & Bone trilogy, The Heart of War, and Lola. Her debut novel, Endless Numbered Days, was published by Martin Sisters Publishing in 2014, and she’s currently a member of the Cat&Key Writing Collective.

When not writing, she enjoys reading and reviewing books, hanging out with her dogs, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and watching horror movies. She was born and raised in Kentucky, where she still happily resides in the middle of nowhere.

Appalachian Arts & Entertainment Awards

So. This little novel about teens living in a small Montana farming community is what got me nominated for an Appalachian Arts & Entertainment Award. When I wrote it, I never imagined such a thing. These awards include nominees from all thirteen states that encompass Appalachia, so it’s kind of a big deal just being nominated. Somehow,…

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Writing Scripts vs Writing Novels (and shorts)

If you don’t know already, I host a podcast called The Appalachian Spooky Hour. It started as a Covid lockdown hobby and just sort of grew from there. It’s a lot of fun, it really feeds into my love of storytelling, but it definitely pushes me creatively in ways that are very different from writing…

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What I’m currently working on

Going into 2024, I knew I wanted to fall back into novel writing primarily. I had sort of taken a break while having some major writers block going on, focusing on writing shorter works for anthologies and whatnot. I also focused pretty heavily on poetry, but it’s definitely time to get back into what I…

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