Samuel Octavius spent 24 years in the Marine Corps, being rewarded with tons of stories to share. He has pursued his passions for writing, technology, and the intersection of futurism and society. He retired at the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant, completed a B.S. and an M.S. and continues to pursue graduate studies while working on his first novel, The Echo Chamber.
Among other things, Carter and Samuel discuss the impact that speech and debate in high school had on Sam’s life, his experience in the military and the adjustment period afterwards, and the difference between having the idea for a story and being a storyteller. At the end of the conversation, they make up an intriguing story from a sentence out of The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine.
Connect with Carter at www.carterwilson.com
Connect with Samuel at www.samueloctavius.com