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.

A New Book Release & Some Anxiety

Sitting here this evening, thinking about how I just released a brand new book, Winter Haunting. Somehow, this is book number fourteen for me that is out in the world. While I’m proud of that number, and of myself, it always makes me a little bit sad. Ever since I was a little kid, I…

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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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