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Break Out of Your Reading Rut!

I was chatting with a new reader recently about why we love books and reading. She stated, and I agreed, that it was a way to escape real life. That's never been more true than it is right now. So, how do we deal with life's little challenges when times get tough? 

We all have coping mechanisms that we fall back on in times of upheaval. For me, it's being around my family, reading, and writing. Many authors have lamented their inability to write over the last few months. When you're in a creative field, negativity and stress are not your friends. That's true, of course for everyone. But, for artists, it actually gets in the way of our productivity.

What I realized recently is that without making a conscious decision to do so, I've shifted my reading and writing focus to paranormal mystery adventures. It didn't even occur to me when I was doing it that it was my way of coping. But what could be less like real life than a good, swashbuckling paranormal adventure? #:0) 

Moral of the story? If you're having trouble concentrating on your usual fictional fare, you might want to try mixing it up a bit. Try a genre you haven't read for a while. Or one you've never tried. You never know…it might just be what you need right now. 

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Stay safe, stay cool, and stay cozy. Sam

Sam’s Quick News


Mucky Bumpkin is Coming! 

WATCH FOR a quick announcement email soon. Mucky Bumpkin, Book 2 of my fun Country Cousins Mysteries releases on January 18th! 

DID YOU know I'm writing an entire mystery LIVE on my Super Reader's Group? I am! Enjoy watching me build a no-turning-back, no way out mystery in Facebook posts nearly every day. Join the fun and watch the mystery unfold before your very eyes Join my Super Reader Group HERE.

IF YOU'D like to get caught up on The Terrible, Bad, Ongoing Story (TBOLS) before starting with the posts, you can read Chapters 1 through 4 on my BLOG.

WHAT'S NEXT? Book 4 of my Reluctant Familiar Mysteries is coming soon (February). And Book 6 of my Silver Hills Cozy Mysteries is scheduled to release in March!