About Sam Dougherty

If you’re ever sitting in a café one day and you happen to see someone sitting in the corner, typing away at his laptop (or possibly his iPad), while muttering to himself, you might have found me.  And to answer a question that has almost certainly sprung to mind: no, I am not actually talking to myself, it’s just my weird way of working through dialogue.

Sam’s Brain: He’s lying.  He does talk to himself, all the time.  I can testify to this fact.

Shut up, Brain!  How many times have I told you not to speak directly to my readers!

Sam’s Brain: Look, I just don’t understand what you’re so ashamed of.  All writer’s have thier quirks, this could just be your thing.

No, it isn’t.  Now be quiet or I’ll poke you with a cotton bud again.

Sam’s Brain: Fine, but just so you know, it’s threats like that which are probably responsible for this little problem of yours in the first place.

(Sigh) Sorry about that.  Anyway, there’s a lot more I could say about myself, but for the sake of brevity I’ll try and stay on the pertinent facts. I’m 28, I’m from St. Louis, Missouri, and I just got back from Dublin, Ireland, where I was studying to get my Master’s Degree in Creative Writing.  My work has been printed in a few smaller publications and at the moment I’m trying to find representation for my first novel, a fantasy epic based in the world of Norse mythology, with which I hope to truly make my mark on the world. My strongest influences include Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and to a small degree George R.R. Martin. I’m a lover of longer fiction, especially science fiction and fantasy, but I’ll mostly be using this blog for some of my shorter work.  All constructive criticism is welcome.

If you have any questions for me about my work or where to find it, you can find me on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. You can also reach me at sam@samueldougherty.com

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