Hi everyone! This month’s guest of honor at the story table is my wonderful friend and amazing writing talent, Samantha Redstreake Geary. Thanks for sitting down at the table with us, Sam!
I’ll jump right in! What are you working on?
I’m currently juggling a YA historical fantasy novel and three screenwriting projects. I recently published the pilot (in short story form), OF FORTUNES AND FISH, on Amazon for the UK Storyteller Contest. It’s part of a new magical realism anthology series, ‘Whispers of Wonders’, I’m developing, an homage to Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’.
I’ve read this story, guys, and it’s delightful! Funny and touching and poetic. Her writing is gorgeous.
So, speaking of Amazon, have you seen anything good on Netflix or Amazon lately?
I binged watched Season Four of Orphan Black on Amazon. It was awesome. I’m fascinated with the main actress, Tatiana Maslany’s ability to play a dozen different clone characters so convincingly. Would love to work with her on a future series.
Now, I know you just got back from L.A. We want to hear all about that!
I had an amazing time visiting tons of friends in the music industry and connecting in person with fellow creatives I love & admire, many of whom I plan to work with on future projects. The highlight of my trip was seeing my friend Hans Zimmer, and his incredible crew, perform live–an experience of a lifetime.
That looks like fun!
I also happen to know you’re an amazing cook. What’s your go-to dish and what do you serve with it?
My kiddos love Mexican food, and since I spent a good chunk of my childhood in New Mexico, many of my go-to dishes hail from that region. One of my favorite salsas is made with roasted tomatillos, jalapenos, sweet onion and garlic, blended with fresh cilantro and lemon. Pour over spicy Hatch green chile chicken enchiladas and my kids are in foodie heaven.
Here’s Sam’s recipe for this delicious salsa!
8-10 tomatillos, husked and washed, leave whole
2 large jalapenos (seeded for less heat)
1 large sweet onion, halved
6 garlic cloves
Roast in oven @ 400 for 20 mins until tomatillos begin to caramelize – Place roasted ingredients in blender and add the following: Add juice of 1/2 fresh lemon & 1/2 cup fresh cilantro. Sea salt to taste
Delicious! Folks, I have to tell you, there’s never a bad meal at Sam’s house. I’ve eaten well there, very well!
Thanks for joining us at the table, Sam. Readers, you can find this post over the Special Guest page all month! Take your time and get to know Sam and her work!
Samantha Redstreake Geary
Author. Screenwriter. Ambassador of ARTistry.
Biochemist by degree―creative and comical by design―Sam creates compelling artistic visions under the steady influence of locally roasted coffee, including speculative fiction novels & charity anthologies, film/television/streaming media scripts, video game storyboards, short films, and international music collaborations. Creative. Dreamer. Rebel. Activist. Philanthropist. Mentor. Parent. Smartass. Swing by her website to read exclusive excerpts from the upcoming YA historical fantasy novel series, Architects of Illusion, inspired by her backyard neighbors, Biltmore Estate.