I Can Barely Play This Thing

Hi! I’m Samantha Garner, Canadian character-driven fantasy author of The Quiet is Loud, published by Invisible Publishing. Here I’ll share updates on my novels-in-progress, news about The Quiet is Loud, thoughts on creativity, the odd poem-ish thing, what I’m reading, and not-boring (🤞🏼) life snippets.

An internet dinosaur who’s been writing online since 1997, I’m basically always trying to re-create the community atmosphere of Livejournal as best I can. Here’s to staying weird, the joys of the unpolished life, and curiosity above all.

I will aim to send a newsletter on the 15th of each month. I hope you’ll join me!

Me, elsewhere

To find me elsewhere online, check out my website, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

NB: The title of this newsletter is from a song by The Weakerthans, and it’s always struck me as familiar. I never feel more like myself than when I’m pursuing an idea or thought, possibly awkwardly, not quite knowing what it’ll turn into.

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I'm Samantha Garner, author of character-driven SF/F. I share writing updates, book news, creative weirdness. Slightly less chaotic Livejournal vibes.


Samantha Garner

I’m the author of The Quiet is Loud. I write character-driven fantasy novels about everyday people who want to live their lives but end up unravelling the fabric of their whole world instead.⁠⁠ ⁠