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S.D Stevens Joined: October 16, 2013

Hya, I am S.D Stevens

Yorkshire lass born and bred! I live in a small village in West Yorkshire. That’s in the UK. I am in my forties and loving life. I am married; we have been together for around twenty years. We were childhood sweethearts, who fell apart in our teens and then around fifteen years later we bumped into each other and feel head over heels. I really should write our story we have had interesting lives and our story is bitter sweet.

In the past few years I have done a good bit of charity work for the MND association (Motor Neuron Disease). The cause is close to our hearts. My dad lost his fight with MND at the end of 2013 and I miss him dearly. However, he was a great dad and taught me to try and be the best example in life I could possibly be. One of the last conversations we had, we talked about my writing and he said how much he would love for me to get some of my work published.

I am a mother of six children, three boys and four girls. My oldest girls are married with children of their own. I have four granddaughters and three grandsons.

We have been blessed with an abundance of talent. The children and I are very musical, from singing to playing an assortment of instruments. My eldest daughter writes and edits for a few online magazines and also edits for me.

I was encouraged to start writing by my eldest daughter and my brother. She said I should start to write to get some of the stuff in my head out of there. And it works. I started writing about ten years ago. I have not had anything published as I thought it wasn’t good enough. I have had friends read some of my work and they loved it. My brother also writes and after having a few short stories published in a magazine in the 80's, he has since written books he will not share with the public. So I urge him to do as he told me.

I do read a lot; my favourite authors are Nicky Charles, Stephen King, James Herbert, Elizabeth Hunter, Belinda Boring, Robin Parish, Jan Gordon, S.C Stephens and Donna McDonald. There are more but too many to mention. I like supernatural, mystery, horror, romance and fantasy books.

I do not have any formal training; I left school many many years ago with no qualifications. It was in the days when jobs were relatively easy to come by. About ten years ago I did my GCSE English and got a B. It meant a lot to me to do it and hopefully I would like to add maths to that.

I follow a few independent authors who publish their works for free. I admire them and hope I can have a bit of the success they have had. I think there is much to be said about E-publishing. I do have my work on display on other websites. My goal is to publish my books using an online independent site. I don’t want to be tide down with a publisher and deadlines. I also want to write what I like and not what I am told.

I am religious; I am a Christian. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I won’t say any more about my religion other than, I don’t judge others on what they believe and would like the same respect.

That’s me – S.D Stevens

 

The Tales of Alhanassa

The work I have on Fiction Press and Spark A Tale, are about Alhanassa, it is a young magical world, where much of life’s mysteries are still to be discovered. However, their world is in turmoil as the once peaceful people are now split into two major nations, their magic, that was once strong, is divided as they fight against each other. The Tales of Alhanassa cover around two thousand years (sil’hna, in their language) of their history.

The stories start right at the beginning when Alhanassa is about to become populated. Bodelia’s Anguish explains that the Alhanassii people believe in a Most High Goddess that brings them life and is symbolised by the sun, and the goddesses of the three moons that govern the seasons (cycles), Ostar, Lithna and Imbhane. It explains why there is a darkness that is threatening to overshadow their world, and where it originates from.

The first trilogy, The Sisterhood Trilogy – Follows three sisters of a special order (The Clar’hen Order) whose mandate is to protect artefacts, prophecies and knowledge for all of people and not just one faction or nation. This trilogy tells of the darkness rising from the north that will threaten their world. It reveals their prophecies of how the darkness can be banished, and how their torn world can once again be made whole. The three, very different characters all follow the same overall story line, while each have their own tale to tell.

The second trilogy, covers the stories of the princess and prince that will reunite aspects of their world, but were the prophecies right? Or were they misread? In three epic stories, the reader will follow the coming of age of Princess Kohinora, a reluctant heir to the Throne of Leilan, her internal struggle with emotions and magic she is ill prepared for and the hard decisions of falling in love with a man she could never look to for a future heir to her kingdom. Read of the battle against the dark magic and against a queen who thinks that reuniting the people means her world domination.

An epic tale is about to begin……

The completed novella, Bodelia's Anguish can be downloaded at the following link for free

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/475887

 

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Angel Origins Joined: March 11, 2014

So hi! I'm called Chris. I'm an aspiring writer probably like everyone else here. My love usually runs to the genres Fantasy and Si-Fi although I explore other genres as well.

Favorite Quotes: “You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'”

As a fantasy-sci-fi writer though, I have to say this: It seems to me that though I dwell much in my thoughts and in lands that live only in my dreams, that my own land on which I live has something that those lands of make believe can never even begin to touch, for my land has something that is so unimaginable that it can only happen in reality.

 

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Nikal S. Joined: September 17, 2013

Hey guys

 I'm a 20 year old girl living in a old farm house on top of a mountain in West Virginia. I write to pass the time and sometimes I get a little full of myself an post them here. I'm sorry in advance for the random long pauses of not doing anything like updating my current stories. I'm constantly working on something new, and if you like any of the ones I have up  don't hesitate to tell me. Also criticism is greatly appreciated, I want to grow as a writer and any advice is welcomed. 

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Davis Swinney Joined: September 22, 2013

I would like to one day become an author.

Future Projects:

Wardens of The Void: A Sci-Fi/Horror story. The galaxy is being ravaged by a strange alien plague, it is up to four intrepid heroes (who were probably responsible for realeasing the monsters in the first place) to get to the root of the chaos, and probably uncover a shocking truth involving an ancient civilization.

Too Human: The continuation of this epic saga.

Rise of the Dragon Emporer: An Elder Scrolls novel, takes place after the events of Skyrim.

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Zahhakatar Khourkandha Joined: March 30, 2015
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Little Plum Joined: November 25, 2014
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Charlotte Wensleydale Joined: April 10, 2016

A wanderer through the mire. 

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Chris Cronin Joined: March 6, 2014

I was browsing the site and decided to read up on a few of the authors here. There was one thing that really stuck out as a difference between me and everyone else; a proper About Me section on my profile. So, here I am, doing what I do best, (besides playing video games) typing. I've been writing since I was in 6th grade but I was only aware of the sprig of talent that I posses in the 9th grade. Since then, I've gotten the occasional bursts of creativity that I just can't keep pent up inside my head. I used to draw, but since I've fallen out of touch with the artistic side of me, the literary side of me has absorbed all of that creativity and just converts almost every single good idea I have into a fun plot or a really cool battle scene that I would love to try and put to words. Oh look, I'm rambling. Anyways, I'm a teenager about to turn 18; I write, play video games, watch a copious amount of anime, work on computers talk to my dog and cat, work a part time job while being a senior in high school and when I have some free time away from everything I try to make the most of that time by spending it with my girlfriend of two years. See, I'm not too complicated. I just don't know when to stop typing....

 

Still not done....

 

Alright, finished :3

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Anabel Canas Joined: February 11, 2015
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Kalverya Johansson Joined: July 5, 2017
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Saima Khan Joined: November 2, 2016
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Luna M. Joined: August 29, 2014

Hello! I am a female writer from Georgia, USA and I believe most of my inspiration comes from the books I read, and television shows that I watch. Besides writing, I have a strong interest in music, and writing in my eyes seems like a good way to bend my style. When you think in a creative mode, you also will most likely sound creative and all of the colors will resonate from your horn, or keyboard, or even from your own mouth. Words are powerful, and the way that the people before us built them up makes me shiver and sit here and think in complete awe. 


Interest: Writing, roleplaying, playing instruments, listening to music, drawing, chatting, having fun, watching movies/long tv shows without commercials, mythology, history, science, and lots and lots and lots more.

Bragging rights: whut

Currently reading (offline): Insurgent - Veronica Roth

Currently reading (on Sparkatale):

Mood: OHMERGAWD ITS COLD

Word of the month (April): Infatuated

  • Definition: to be inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for.
  • “Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn't stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren't having any of those.”
    ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Okay, so, yeah... I am completely more interesting than this. Tsk, tsk. Oh, well. Shoot me a message if you want to collaborate, brainstorm, or do anything, whatever?

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Bad Dragon Joined: June 30, 2016
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Keikoku Mars Joined: June 25, 2017
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Thousnelda Raine Joined: January 14, 2016

Hello,

My pen name is Thousnelda Raine and it is nice to meet you people! I have enjoyed writing and creating stories of fantastic adventure for as long as I can remember, and am currently breaking out of my fanfiction-writing rut. I like reading, writing, watching anime, cooking, and crafting (especially jewelry making).

Some of my favorite books authors include:  Terry Pratchett, Cornelia Funke, Neil Gaiman, and Jessica Day George.

Some of my favorite anime include:  Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits basket, The Devil is a Part-timer, Princess Tutu, and Hetalia. 

Please feel free to read my stories and tell me what you think.

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