Welcome to the Lodge.

My name is Sam Neumann, and this is my blog. I'm an author, photographer, and probably the first person to model my way of living around the Alaskan sea otter. It's less insane than it sounds. I'm glad you stopped by - head to the top menu for more info or check out the most recent posts below.

Winner!

Ladies and gents, thanks a ton for participating in the little signed book giveaway last week. It was a great response and I really wish I could give one to everybody who entered, but unfortunately my carpal tunnel would flare up if I sat down to sign thousands of books. However, I have picked one winner from the random pile, and…

Why You Should Write (Or Do) What Your Love

Just read this post from Chuck Wendig’s wonderfully NSFW blog, terribleminds. Chuck is an author and occasional giver of raw, unadulterated, and generally correct advice. The post discusses why you should follow your passion in writing, but I think it’s applicable to other areas of life as well. A few highlights: BECAUSE IT’S WHAT YOU’RE GOOD AT The things you…

GIVEAWAY

That’s right. Free stuff. Want to know more? Watch the video. For those who can’t spare two minutes, here’s the gist: I’m giving away the first copy of my new book. And I’m signing it. For you. Possibly. How to enter: subscribe to this blog. (Just make sure to click “yes” in the confirmation email they send. Then you’ll be…