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The Pilgrim's Soul - Coming April 27th

A journey full of lost souls, gravity defying landscapes, and creatures that stretch the ability of the human imagination await.

Simon Floyd, a man whose story on earth is ending, is about to discover firsthand all that the human spirit can conjure. Simon is given a second chance, and though he does not know it, he is about to embark upon an adventure that has the ability to reshape the universe.

In his first published novel, author Samuel Kane crafts a new and intricate world that is both familiar and foreign. A world complete with historical figures, fantastical creatures, and an inter-dimensional logic that Simon must learn to navigate if he is to have any chance at redemption. The Pilgrim’s soul is an imaginative romp into the human psyche, transporting readers into a place and time of eternal possibilities. Anyone who has contemplated the afterlife will find something to love in this book.

Pre-Orders Available at www.sagestowerpublishing.com


A Conversation with Sam Kane

What inspired you to be an author?

I always loved creating stories, but the truth is I wanted to create an idea that continued to exist after I had long since crossed over. Words and stories bind us as a species, and I wanted to be a little bit of glue, because there is only so much time to be around.

How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?

A manuscript takes me a month and a half to write, but that’s after months of research and outlining, and a couple Oreo shame spirals. Once a manuscript is written, however, I still need to edit it, revise it, and pitch it. The process takes a lot longer than I originally thought, but if done right, it is incredibly worthwhile.

What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

I researched extensively beforehand, largely to make the book and its characters as believable as possible, since the premise of my work is distinctly unbelievable. I think that might be the most fun aspect of writing: crafting an insane premise and making it as close to reality as I can.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

Social media and Self-Doubt. It is so much easier to simply say to myself that I can’t write, and should instead just scroll Twitter and eat Oreos. I still do that while writing don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I forget to put the pen to the page. I have probably eaten five thousand Oreos in my life.

Do you share any characteristics with your main character?

I find that I share something with each of my characters. We are both the hero and the villain of our own life story in so many ways, so it’s easy to pull from both the valiant and the devious to create believable people. Makes me a little uneasy for people who can create dozens of beautiful believable characters though.

What was your favorite thing about writing this book?

The conversations I got to have because of my writing. Hands down, I love how people internalize and argue with the characters and philosophies in my book. It is so rewarding to me that I was a part of someone looking at the world from a different perspective. I love that.

What is the one thing you want your readers to take away from this book?

The desire to have a conversation about it with friends and family. Myths and great stories always make us question our world and dig deep into ourselves, and if my book does that for at least one person, then I am a happy man.

Are you on Social Media and can your readers interact with you?

I am!

  1. Twitter: @samkanewriter

  2. Instagram: samkanewriter

  3. facebook: Facebook.com/samkaneauthor

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