I’ve recently been offered the opportunity to participate in my very first blog hop. The last ‘hop’ I participated in involved a high school dance and a boy my mother disapproved of because he was a year older than me. I’m in my sixties and he’s likely fat and bald, so how out of touch is that? This particular blog hop is all about authors offering the opportunity to look under the hood of each others lives and writing habits. I hope I don’t bore you to death.

I blame my participation on the lovely and talented Aubrey Wynne.

Author of Merry Christmas, Henry. Click the image to go directly to Amazon!:


CLICK HERE to learn Aubrey’s secrets about this lovely story and her upcoming books!

Now, to actively participate in the Blog Hop, allow me to answer some questions:

Q. What am I working on?

Current work in progress is a novel of romance and reincarnation. The settings are modern day Chicago and WWII Europe.

Q. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Frankly, I’m not sure there is a specific genre for my stories. My focus is on reincarnation, romance, and accurate history. There are time travel books out there, and pretty good ones. But the specific combination of these three genres is rare. I think the best out there is the Gabaldon series, Outlander. Although time travel, they are romance and history, too. But, not reincarnation.

Q. Why do I write what I do?

Born and raised in Chicago, I’ve an affinity for basing my stories here. There is a plethora of history in this town, fodder for imagination. For example, did you know that following the destruction of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Queen Victoria and the people of Britain shipped cartons of books to Chicago. English novelist Thomas Hughes helped organize the books, which were the basis of the Chicago Public Library we know today. Some are still there, but they are no longer loaned out, of course. There is a novel in that little tale, right? Mmmm, maybe from the point of view of a book? As far as reincarnation, well, I enjoy the ‘what-if’ aspect. It’s fun to let imagination soar with the possibilities of the unknown, yet very possible mysteries of humanity.

Q. How does your writing process work?

I don’t have a specific process, unfortunately. I know that this is the basis of the Blog Hop, but maybe the fact that I have no process is a process in itself? I read and try to write every day. Sometimes successful, sometimes, not.

Q. Who will we meet next week?

I’m passing this baton to my friend, E.D. Martin, author of a wonderful novel of love, heartbreak, and life’s challenges. Click the image to go directly to Amazon:


CLICK HERE to go directly to E.D.Martin’s website!




2 Responses to My Writing Process – Blog Hop

  1. […] Samyann is the author of Yesterday: A Novel of Reincarnation, a historical romance spanning from the Civil War, to the Great Chicago Fire, to modern times, and she tells all about her own process on her blog. […]

  2. Aubrey Wynne says:

    What a great post, Sam. I live near Chicago and find the Fire of ’71 fascinating as well other history of the Windy City. Reincarnation is so interesting and holds so many possible secrets.
    I looking forward to hearing what what E.D. Martin has in store for us next week. Thanks for participating.

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