Samuel R. Grosse

Samuel R. Grosse

I’m a fiction author who takes way too much of an interest in the real world.

When did you know you wanted to be an author? Do you remember and can you share a specific time or story of when you knew? 
When I was about 13 years old, I read “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” then I realized I wanted to be an author after that.
What do you love reading? What are some of your favorite books and authors? Why? 
I love reading fantasy and classic Romanticism. I always find establishing a favorite book is a risky move. It sort of boxes one in, but if I had to choose, I would say: “The Idiot” by Dostoevsky, “Night Watch” by Terry Pratchett (The entire discworld series, to be honest), “The Proud Highway” by Hunter S. Thompson, “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, “The Empire Trilogy” by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts, “1984” by George Orwell.
Tell the readers about who has been influential in your writing career and why?
Oh gods, Hunter S. Thompson for my essay writing and Terry Pratchett and Terry Brooks for my Comedic Fantasy, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Poe for my Romanticism.
What are your favorite craft books? (For example, Stephen King’s On Writing). Why?
Literally Stephen King’s On Writing. I hate books that just tell me how to do something. Writing isn’t a science. Sure, you can treat it like that as far as story beats go, but too much soul is involved with it. “On Writing” was the first semi-autobiographical and most importantly, real account of how long form fiction is written.
What goes through your mind as you are writing?
How the #$% do I make this look good on the page?
What do you wish you had known when you first started writing? Why?
I guess I would say I wish I knew who I was and what I wanted to accomplish with my writing. I spent a major part of my life emulating other writers before figuring out who I was as a writer.
Do you have anything else you would like to share with the readers?
Look, when it comes to writing it literally comes down to just doing it. Sure. Your mind might be a grapefruit of garbage but at least you got it on the page.

Good Samuel Rittan by Samuel R. Grosse

Good Samuel Rittan – Samuel R. Grosse

Samuel Rittan could always be described as kind, thoughtful and most of all, “Good” throughout the entirety of his life. Following an unfortunate event that leads to the death of his wife, Samuel decides to make a nefarious pact with the fallen one himself for the safety of his daughters. Some deals seem too good to be true and as Samuel shall find out while on an evening stroll through the woods, this deal is anything but “Good.”

Nothing is ever as it seems. Ill-begotten wealth, fame, and glory come at a high price.

Featuring award winning authors and Horror Writers Association members, The Devil’s Due offers enthralling horror stories of underhanded deals gone awry.

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