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Sam Knight has moderated and/or spoken on numerous panels, on numerous topics, across the country, in front of crowds both large and small. He has spoken at Denver Comic Con, Salt Lake City Comic Con, RadCon, SpoCon, MileHi Con, CoSine, StarFest, AnomalyCon, Geekonomicon, GalaxyFest, OSFest, Myths and Legends Con, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Rocky Mountain Con, and more. Topics have included nearly all aspects of writing fiction and publishing, as well as fun fan discussions about current pop culture and timely issues such as sex and violence in YA stories.

 

 

Short Bio:
As well as being Distribution Manager for WordFire Press, Sam Knight is Senior Editor for Villainous Press and the author of five children’s books, four short story collections, two novels, and nearly three dozen short stories, including two media tie-ins co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson. He can be found at SamKnight.com and contacted at Sam@samknight.com.

 

Longer Bio:

A Colorado native, Sam Knight spent ten years in California’s wine country before returning to the Rockies. When asked if he misses California, he gets a wistful look in his eyes and replies he misses the green mountains in the winter, but he is glad to be back home.

As well as being Distribution Manager for WordFire Press, he is Senior Editor for Villainous Press and the author of five children’s books, four short story collections, two novels, and nearly three dozen short stories, including two media tie-ins co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson.

A stay-at-home father, Sam attempts to be a full-time writer, but there are only so many hours left in a day after kids. Once upon a time, he was known to quote books the way some people quote movies, but now he claims having a family has made him forgetful, as a survival adaptation.  He can be found at SamKnight.com and contacted at Sam@samknight.com.

 

Longest Bio:

A Colorado native, Sam Knight spent ten years in California’s wine country before returning to the Rockies. When asked if he misses California he gets a wistful look in his eyes and replies he misses the green mountains in the winter, but he is glad to be back home.

His grandfather and mother are avid readers and Sam says his own passion started when he pressed his grandfather to find out what was so interesting. His grandfather handed him a book, and he has been an avid reader ever since. Sam claims to have finished the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy in fourth grade and says he can still remember the look, feel, and smell of some of those early books. (He has been spotted sniffing books as he ruffles the pages.)

While doing research for a Western novel, Sam was not surprised to find out that, once upon a time, half of his family had been on the wrong side of the law. It stands to reason that when your great-great-grandfather was a marshal in Cripple Creek, Colorado, someone in the family had to be a horse thief. Sam was, however, surprised to find the family name had originally been McKnight and that the thieves had taken the ‘Mc’ part of the name with them. (Or the lawmen let them have it to distance themselves from that side of the family.) Having served a stint working in a correctional facility, Sam has often wondered if being a lawman runs in the blood. His great grandfather upheld the law in Mooreland, OK, as well as Springfield and Florence CO, among other places, with his grandfather occasionally deputized to assist.

When asked why he would want to become a writer, Sam recounts a time when he was in fifth grade. Illness stuck him in bed for two weeks with only books for companions. (This was a bit before video game phone implants were in common use.) He burned through the Xanth trilogy (back before it expanded into thirty some books), the Riddle of Stars trilogy, a couple of John Carter of Mars books, and several Pip and Flinx novels, relishing the moments when he would become so engrossed he would forget the ills of the physical. A thought floated through his mind at that time, about being able to return the favor to the authors who were providing so much to him. That thought never left and now he sincerely hopes anyone picking up one his stories can find something they were looking for.

As well as being Distribution Manager for WordFire Press, Sam is Senior Editor for Villainous Press and author of five children’s books, four short story collections, two novels, and nearly three dozen short stories, including two media tie-ins co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson: Wayward Pines: Aberration (Kindle Worlds, 2014) and Of Monsters and Men, Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (Titan, 2016). His most recent publication is a short story, The Buffalo Hunters, in Straight Outta Tombstone (Baen, 2017). In 2017, based upon his experiences while editing five anthologies and numerous other stories, Sam released Blood from Your Own Pen: A Practical Guide on Self-Editing and Common Mistakes: For Beginning Authors Who Intend to Survive to Publication.

A stay-at-home father, Sam attempts to be a full-time writer, but there are only so many hours left in a day after kids. Once upon a time, he was known to quote books the way some people quote movies, but now he claims having a family has made him forgetful, as a survival adaptation.

Drop in and see what he is up to at SamKnight.com. If you have something you want to say, leave a comment, or contact him at sam@samknight.com