Author Sam Hossler is touring for his fantasy, The Silversmith Chronicles Episode 1 with Tourz de Codex and we are proud to present ourselves as the first tour stop.
“The Silversmith Chronicles” is a new direction from author Sam Hossler—combining his vast knowledge of 18th century American history with an action/suspense theme. This is also his first book presented in “Episodes,” similar to how famous writers such as Charles Dickens presented their works of fiction in the 18th century. The author’s fascination with the outdoors and archaeology sparked his interest in frontier life—a passion that led to writing several books including “Frontier Preacher” and “Frontier at Three Rivers.” Says Hossler: “I write history like you will never read it in history books!” He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America as well as being listed in the Professional Outdoor Writers Registry. Sam is also a true “Yankee Doodle Dandy” since he was born on the 4th of July!
Sam's NEW e-book adventure Silversmith Chronicles is an exciting, action packed werewolf mystery presented in a series of three episodes. Follow three young people as they unravel the truth or fiction about werewolves. The story takes place in the 1800s in western Pennsylvania. Available from Amazon on Kindle Episode is now on sale from Amazon.com
About the Publishers
Granny Apple Publishing LLC, based in Sarasota, Florida, publishes Print on Demand books, eBooks, Audio Books and traditional printed books.
An Exclusive Interview with Sam Hossler
Q. Please tell us and our readers a little bit about yourself.
A. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in natural science. With my love for the outdoors what could be more natural than writing about it. Although it took quite some time before I actually got around to writing, a stint in the Air Force and outside work keep me busy. After a float trip down Pine Creek in the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania I penned my first magazine article. To my surprise it sold and that was the beginning of my writing career. For the next twenty or more years magazine articles were all I wrote, outdoors, travel and some product reviews. Then an archeological dig at Hanna’s Town Pennsylvania peaked my interest. I had always be interested in how our forefathers lived and the history involved. The more I read and researched it the more I knew a novel was hiding there. So, I wrote my first book, The Summer of 1763, and followed it with The Great Land Grab. Both are now combined into Frontier at Three Rivers. Frontier Preacher was conceived by information given me by a descendent of Rev. John Corbly. Rev. Katie White furnished family history, newspaper and historical records for this project
Q. Describe your book in a sentence to convince us to buy it.
A. Silversmith Chronicles is a fun fast read. Werewolves prowling the countryside in western Pennsylvania. Follow the three werewolf hunters as they attempt to rescue the girl taken by one of these beast. Can a werewolf be killed by a silver bullet? Can the curse be lifted by branding the afflicted with a red hot silver cross? These are just a few of the questions answered in The Silversmith Chronicles.
Q. What was your inspiration behind your book?
A. It is a popular subject and I was looking for just that.
Q. What are the best aspects of writing?
A. Expressing you thoughts and feelings to others.
Q. How do you research for a book before you being the writing process?
A. The internet has a wealth of information. I spend a fair amount of time at libraries, and historical societies.
Q. Any advice you would want to give to aspiring writers?
A. Write about what you know, don’t get discouraged we all get rejection slips, write and rewrite. Join a writers group.