Yes, finally, I can say I have collaborated with the great Sam Reeves. And not just ONE story...TWO! Very proud of both of these and look forward to more in the future (hint! hint!)
Who is Sam Reeves you ask?
When anyone asks Sam Reeves, “Have you ever been published?” he typically answers, “Of course I have! What kind of question would you ask me if I were a proctologist?” He then smiles and mumbles something about an e-zine article that probably still exists somewhere in the cyberwild in some archive in some warehouse basement on a server covered in mold that has begun to develop rudimentary language skills. At that point the listener usually crosses Sam’s name off their Christmas card list.
He was born in Smithville, MO in 1971, the era his son refers to as “before technology.” In 1974, his family moved from Kansas City to the Ozarks of southern Missouri, where next to the Mark Twain National Forest Sam lived on a 100-acre farm full of maples, strawberries, and snakes. He also frequently might have been seen carrying his pet chicken under his arm because, “All chickens like tricycle rides.” When he was15, his family moved to a small mining town in Oklahoma. He has lived in the general area since.
Sam met his wife at Wal-Mart, where she told him that his watch was ugly, and he proposed to her a week later. They recently celebrated their 12 anniversary. Together they have an 8-year od boy, who Sam is convinced is a genius – but it would be nice if he used his powers for the forces of good.
After college, Sam worked 6 years for a Native American casino as both their IT manager and director of marketing. Currently, he is a computer programmer/systems analyst for a community college. His hobbies include creating Photoshop paintings that bear a striking resemblance to the scrawls of a howler monkey that has just discovered a set of markers and a large bottle of extra strength Xanax. He also enjoys reading and complaining.
Oh, and he writes horror and fantasy occasionally, assuming there are no distractions nearby, such as paper, writing utensils, or publishable ideas.
You can find the great Sam Reeves here:
Writer blog: “Scene Clearly” - http://scene-clearly.blogspot.com/
Enjoy these two presentations from me and my buddy, Sam!