On September 17, 2022, the literary world, indeed the whole world, lost a unique voice with the passing of Suzanne " Hammer" Samples. Her final journey began in 2014 with a brain tumor diagnosis. She chronicled her struggles and triumphs even as she worked through post-surgery rehab including regaining the loss of arm and hand function. Suzanne's rare courage and candor gave us a brutally honest and unflinching view of her life. Though she " nagged" her editor and publisher to get her first book into print before she died, Suzanne outlived her prognosis. The memoir, " Frontal Matter: Glue Gone Wild" went on to be named among the best books of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews and sent Suzanne on a phenomenal book tour where she wowed listeners with her experiences, stellar personality and dark wit. She continued on to write two sequels, " Stargazing in Solitude" published to acclaim in 2021, and the " 13 Tunnels", even as she returned to teaching and started a literary magazine. Her trilogy offers insight, comfort, and understanding to the patients, caregivers, and loved ones dealing with this and similar devastating diagnoses.
Running Wild Press
January 16, 2024
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author
Suzanne teaches English at Appalachian State University and received a Ph.D. in Victorian Literature from Auburn University. She is the winner of the 2020 Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction. Her memoir Frontal Matter: Glue Gone Wild, available from Running Wild Press, received a starred review from Kirkus and was named a Best Book of 2019. Suzanne bravely detailed her life with brain cancer in The Frontal Matter Trilogy (Running Wild Press, LA). The trilogy includes, Frontal Matter, Stargazing in Solitude, and her latest Thirteen Tunnels.