Meet Sam Rose
An American Author of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sam Rose writes and self publishes his own novels and short stories. Rose has always loved styles of story telling that married the dark and gritty with the lighthearted and whimsical–The world makes too little sense not to laugh at it sometimes.
What does Sam Rose write?
The genres written and published by Sam Rose under the Dark and Silly Books banner are: Science Fiction, Contemporary Fantasy, and Magical Realism, including sub-genres ranging from apocalyptic science fiction to urban fantasy to mythologic or folkloric fiction.
Dark and Silly Books is more than a self-published fiction writer’s echoing death cry, his egotism sublimating into the ether like dry ice in water. Our mission is to tell stories written with an authentic voice.
Question and Answer
Q: Where do you get your inspiration from?
A: While it’s a bit of a typical answer, I really just consider myself a student of life (Ugh, I feel like a college sophomore just saying it). I was always a bit of a strange kid, going back and forth from being a complete attention seeking drama queen to a quiet introspective wallflower.
Q: Why did you choose the name, Dark and Silly Books?
A: Primarily because that would be the vibe I think most people get from meeting me or reading what I write. I actually did a bit of standup comedy in college, and I’ve always believed that comedy equals intelligence plus perspective times medium. Most importantly, I believe in the truth and honesty. It’s difficult nowadays, but I believe in those things, even as the world gets harder and dumber and just so UGH annoying.
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: All my life, the only difference now is that I’m trying to share it with you jamooks! (Just kidding, I don’t think you’re a jamook. You’ve already kept reading this far, you clearly have good taste)
Q: So the website is called Dark and Silly; Were you a goth kid growing up?
A: No, but I was pretty emo. I listened to Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco (still do) and I loved anime, manga, and watching adult swim (still do). But weirdly enough, I dressed kind of preppy (Button downs, American Eagle blue jeans, douche pookashell necklace) in high school.
Q: What was it like growing up in East Texas?
A: Everyday was a choice between going to a rodeo, after school church activities, or staying home playing halo with whoever also didn’t want to do any of the other two.
Q: Are your characters in your books or short stories based on you?
A: Yes. No. I don’t know, maybe. I’m just trying to write, dude, calm down.
Q: Beach or Mountain?
A: Beach, because everything that could kill me in the ocean will stay in the ocean. Bears do not respect about stop lights and do not enter signs.
Q: What book did you most recently read that made you stay up all night?
A: Circe by Madeline Miller (Peep the review here).
Q: You biggest role model growing up?
A: My momma! She has always had my back, is a tough, smart, independent lady, and is the one that has been telling me I can do this every time I doubt myself on this writing journey.
Q: Favorite TV show?
A: Community. I stan Dan Harmon so hard, guys. It’s a problem.
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