Sam – An interview with author Luke F Harris

Elisabeth Schaffalitzky

We recently had the opportunity to ask Luke F Harris, author of the novel Sam, a few questions about himself and his writing.


Tell us something unexpected about yourself!


I became a New Zealand citizen in 2015!


What novels affected you the most growing up?


Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave


Where did the idea for your current book come from?


I had the idea while I was on holiday in Thailand.


Do you think there’s any way you could ever run out of ideas for books?


I’m not sure. It hasn’t happened yet, thank goodness!


What is your routine for writing and has this method changed over the span of your career?


I try to dedicate at least one day a week to writing, but protecting my writing time is always a challenge. Real life has a knack of getting in the way!


How important is marketing and social media for you?


Very important. Without good marketing, selling books is like trying to push water uphill.


What advice would you have for other writers?


Don’t give up.


What are you reading now?


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


What’s your next step?


Finishing the first draft of my next novel, “1968”.


You can purchase Luke’s novel Sam through this link



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