Hello and welcome!

I’m Sam Hendricks, an American author of speculative fiction. I’m also an editor and entrepreneur, and the co-founder and Business Director of Kyanite Publishing LLC

I became an author and publisher because I believe that stories can transform lives. I love fantasy and science fiction because both provide a fascinating framework to explore the human condition. Read more about my books below. 

When I’m not writing, editing, and running a small press, I’m studying for my MBA and spending time with my growing family in California. 

Thank you for visiting; I hope you’ll come again soon!

My Books

May 2019 Kyanite Publishing

Spring 2020 Kyanite Publishing


Summer 2020 Kyanite Publishing

Projects Currently in Development

Soul Control is a fantasy humor story about a group of bureaucrats responsible for overseeing the manufacture, distribution, and recycling of souls. Everything’s been going well for thousands of years, until a renegade from another department introduces them to American television. Distracted, they miss several placements and all hell breaks loose. If they want to keep their jobs and restore balance to Earth, they’ll have to figure out how to fix their errors-but it won’t be easy, and it might cost more than they think.

Ella Everest has one job: to hide whatever her boss tells her to. Since she graduated from the academy, it’s been mostly magical objects until she’s introduced to a rogue bank teller from another realm. Forced to chauffer the instigator across several dimensions in order to keep him safe from the powers that want him dead, Ella discovers the importance of fighting for what’s right, even if it means sacrificing herself in the process.

My Services


On a very limited basis, I provide technical, developmental, and copy editing services to authors, business owners, students, and other professionals. Prices and turnaround times vary by project.


I talk about small business ownership, management, work/life balance, independent publishing, and the path to becoming an author. Usual audiences include schools and organizations.


Small business ownership can seem like an impossible path, especially without the right resources and support. Contact me to find out how I can help you begin or recharge your journey.

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