Stephen Arend

​​​​​​I am a native Arizonan, which is to say I am a desert rat at heart. My interest in fantasy fiction began with Terry Brooks' Sword of Shannara in my junior year of high school. Since that time I have not been able to quit reading the genre.

I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1991 with a BA in English. Shortly thereafter I joined the U.S. Army and served in the airborne infantry. Hooah!

Since the military I have worked as an EMT, an Adult Probation Officer and warrant team member, a ballistic missile technician, and now as a conductor on the BNSF railroad.

I am married to a wonderful woman, Merilee, and we have two kids, Grace and Gabriel, and two hounds, Sammie Scout and Timber Boy.

I published my first novel, Soul Searcher: The Reckoning Part One, in 2004. The contract with that small publisher has ended, so I am trying my hand at self-publishing via Amazon Kindle KDPS.  I am also revising my second novel, Shadow Court: The Reckoning Part Two, to publish as an ebook as well. I will have that conversion concluded by the end of the year 2016. 

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