Author Talk! Sam White
June 24, 2021

You won't want to miss our first Author Talk program! Local Author Sam White will be reading excerpts from and discussing his book, "The Turtle- A Parody".

About the Book

"The Turtle – a parody"

Tuttle the Turtle is recruited by a wandering and mystical armadillo to help a baker’s dozen of dogs recapture their homeland from the fearsome Haug, a feral swine of enormous size, malevolence and smell. Along the way, they encounter a tennis-loving bear, almost-magical cats, and dreaded chupacabralopes in this loving parody of the classic The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.
With a foreword from award-winning cartoonist Leigh Rubin (“Rubes”) and illustrations from Sam White, creator and artist of the newspaper comic strip “Tuttle’s”, this is what a beloved children’s story might look like in West Texas. Published by Waldorf Publishing.

“I would chide the author for making fun of one of the great classics of children’s literature if he weren’t so dang funny doing it.”
—Charlie W. Starr, author of The Faun’s Bookshelf: C. S. Lewis on Why Myth Matters.

About The Author

Sam White

Sam is a hospice chaplain in Amarillo and a lifelong lover of reading and the comics. He counts as his heroes Louis L’Amour, Agatha Christie, Charles Schulz, Walt Kelly and more. He has been married to his lovely wife for over 32 years and they have two sons. He draws the comic strip “Tuttle’s” which appears in several newspapers across the Texas panhandle and online at as well as several novels that can be found on Amazon and at

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