Sam Westhoek waited until the midpoint of his life to start writing in earnest. He felt it best to first experience our world to its fullest.
His various travels have taken him to: farms and cities in Europe; amidst lush humid bayous on the Gulf Coast; across the grandeur of hills and plains in Texas; atop arid mile-high mountains in California; slogging through insidious moon dust in the Arizona and New Mexico deserts; under the variegated curtains of the aurora borealis in Iceland; through tropical fields on the island of Terceira in the Azores; and horseback riding amidst the aspens in the high country of Colorado.
Through it all, Sam has loved and lost, and learned to love again. He has currently settled in the middle of the country, in the middle of the state of Missouri, with his wonderful wife—his best companion. All five of their children have started their own lives, so again there has been loss and gain. Sam has been an encouraging force for writers in his community, hosting events for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the past few years.
He hasn’t settled on one particular genre in which to spin his tales, so don’t be surprised to find him published in a niche you least expect. His favorite genres are sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction, and even poetry. His stories strike a chord with a wide range of ages. Turn a page and find something new each time.
Do yourself (and Sam) a small favor by taking a few minutes to sample each of the works in his growing repertoire. The Previews are free. If you use Kindle Unlimited, you can read his works for free. Conversely, you could invest in the craft and bless yourself with a copy of one of his ebooks or paperbacks. What a nifty symbiotic relationship!
Oh, and if You like a particular work, tell a Friend.