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Richard H. Stephens

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Born in Simcoe, Ontario, in 1965, I began writing circa 1974; a bored child looking for something to while away the long, summertime days. My penchant for reading The Hardy Boys led to an inspiration one sweltering summer afternoon when my best friend and I thought, "Hey, we could write one of those." And so, I did.

​As my reading horizons broadened, so did my writing. Star Wars inspired me to write a 600-page novel about outer space that caught the attention of a special teacher, Mr. Woodley, who encouraged me to keep writing.

A trip to a local book store saw the proprietor introduce me to Stephen R. Donaldson and Terry Brooks. My writing life was forever changed.

At 17, I left high school to join the working world to support my first son. F
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Richard H. Stephens I am not exactly sure on how long it took to write The Royal Tournament. I wrote it after a period in my life when I had stopped writing because life …moreI am not exactly sure on how long it took to write The Royal Tournament. I wrote it after a period in my life when I had stopped writing because life was getting in the way. When I decided to start writing again, I didn't want to jump back into The River Styx, which is now, Soul Forge, so I wrote a complementary story in an effort to get my skills back up, (less)
Richard H. Stephens Sit down and write. Don't be afraid nobody will read your stuff. If you don't write it, they never will.
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" Thank you, Jeannie. I am honoured and humbled by your review. Thank you for all your help in supporting Indie authors everywhere. "
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"An Unforgettable Fantasy Epic That Will Leave You Wanting More... So Much More!
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Growing up on the streets, Larina has endured the oppression from those in control. She runs and fights to her own set of rules. "
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