Sam Hossler sold his first article in 1966 to the magazine Pennsylvania Fishing. That was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with putting words and photos on paper. Over the years he has had literally hundreds of outdoor and travel magazine articles published as well as photos, both cover and inside.
In 1978 he worked as a reporter for the Leesburg Commercial newspaper, Leesburg, FL, and during that time started his first historical fiction novel, The Summer of 1763. Encouraged by an archeological dig near his old home in Pennsylvania, the story was based on actual historical accounts. From these the story was developed.
This book was followed by The Great Land Grab. Again actual places, people and events were woven into the fiction. These two works have been rewritten and combined into one, Frontier at Three Rivers. In the last year and half he has changed venue to Young Adults, werewolves and other beasts of the frontier. Silversmith Chronicles, followed by Beasts of the Frontier are his latest works. All the latest books are available as digital reads, and soft cover. Frontier Preacher and Frontier at Three Rivers are also available as audio CDs.
All toll, Hossler has six published books, with the last four by Granny Apple Publishing.
Hossler is Past President of Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association, a senior member of Outdoor Writers Association of America, The Florida Writers Association and Ormond Writers League, and now FWA/Palm Coast Chapter.