|Sam Doles, the author||
Joined Sep 11 2013
Sam Doles is a graduate of the historical Edward Waters College in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
While extremely outgoing, comical, and bubbly on one end, she is known to be very no-nonsense and solitary on the other. While too fickle to consider herself as one who has a hobby, the author does enjoy a good read, shooting pool, watching comedies, a nice glass of wine, traveling to different countries, and stimulating conversation. “I leave things for a season and revisit them later,” she says.
A known eccentric, Sam proudly dons her weirdness. “Most hood girls weren’t reading Shakespeare where I come from. I’ve always written poetry, stories, songs, prayers, thoughts, etc. and questioned the subtleties of life. I’m naturally nosey; nothing malicious. That’s just how I’m wired. I ask lots of questions if I’m interested. I’m not big on rumors and hearsay. I was reading Terry McMillan novels in early middle school and started writing a novel when I was 12 or so but never finished it. I still have it. I was writing that by hand, too. I guess that’s my process because I still do that. From a young age, I started having dreams about things before they happened. I’ve always been known for that. It humored me when I learned that I share the same birthday as Edgar Allen Poe. I guess that explains a lot.”
Always known as a skilled writer and storyteller, it didn’t surprise many people around her when she published her first body of work in 2008. “My Theory About The Moon” was her debut novel, which was birthed from a letter she was writing to someone. “I told him that my love for him was as sincere as the moon and realized how dope that sounded.” The rest is history.
I have a strict no excuses policy in life. My work is sound proof that if one wants something and they want it bad enough, they’ll make it happen. When I wrote my first full novel, I did not own a computer. I wrote it by hand first and then typed it as time and opportunity permitted.
Moral of the story: Get it done. By any means necessary. The end.