Samantha Specks - DOVETAILS IN TALL GRASS

Samantha Specks - DOVETAILS IN TALL GRASS

Samantha and I discuss Dovetails in Tall Grass, the U.S./Dakota War of 1862, how she decided on her format, bringing a forgotten event to life, translating history into a compelling story that will appeal to readers, the most surprising part of her publishing journey, and much more.


Samantha and I discuss Dovetails in Tall Grass, the U.S./Dakota War of 1862, how she decided on her format, bringing a forgotten event to life, translating history into a compelling story that will appeal to readers, the most surprising part of her publishing journey, and much more.

Samantha’s recommended reads are:

  1. The Wreckage of My Presence by Casey Wilson
  2. One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker
  3. The One by John Marrs
  4. Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Thanks to Liza Nash Taylor for sponsoring this episode. Her novel In All Good Faith can be purchased here. Read my Q & A with her.

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Samantha Specks

Author

Samantha Specks is a licensed independent clinical social worker. She and her husband live in Houston with their baby (Pippa) and fur baby (Charlie). When not in Texas, they enjoy spending time on the lakes of Minnesota and in the mountains of the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado. Dovetails in Tall Grass is Samantha’s debut novel. Currently, she is writing Dovetails of a River, which is set at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.