Stephen Wallenfels

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I wrote freelance in the health and fitness industry for twelve years before re-committing myself to my first love - writing fiction. After publishing several short stores for kids, I wrote and published my first novel, POD (namelos.com | Penguin/Ace), a YA scifi survival story set in Prosser, Washington and Los Angeles, California.
My second novel, BAD CALL (2017 with Disney/Hyperion) is a YA survival thriller set in one of my favorite stomping grounds, Yosemite National Park.
My third novel, DEADFALL, December 2018 - Disney/Hyperion) is another YA survival thriller set in the Pacific Northwest.
I grew up in the northeast and enjoyed backpacking and later, during my college years in California and Montana, rock climbing and wilderness s
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Stephen Wallenfels Not all writer's blocks are the same. Like a doctor trying to diagnose and find the right cure -- I do the following:
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Not all writer's blocks are the same. Like a doctor trying to diagnose and find the right cure -- I do the following:
1) Do some kind of exercise, usually a hike where I try to think my way through the problem.
2) Look at the problem from a different point of view--either from a different angle, or from a different character's POV.
3) Write chapters beyond where I'm stuck and find my way back to where I was blocked.(less)
Stephen Wallenfels Having someone read my work and totally get the emotion I worked so hard to put on the page. I also love the result -- that I shaped something from…moreHaving someone read my work and totally get the emotion I worked so hard to put on the page. I also love the result -- that I shaped something from nothing other than an idea that grew and grew until it became a book.(less)
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Dean Rosnau’s book, The Shortest Straw, is a stunning and breathless account of his thirty-plus years as a SAR (search and rescue) team member in one of the nation’s busiest SAR counties—Mono County—covering California’s rugged eastern high Sierras. ...more
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More of Stephen's books…
“Esto empieza a parecerse a una película de miedo, cuando le quieres gritar al tío de la pantalla:
-¡Sal de esa casa, imbécil! -Solo que en este caso el imbécil soy yo y salir de la casa no es una opción.”
Stephen Wallenfels, Pod

“Papá coge la hoja de papel del suelo, la que dice «MMDD». Me pregunta qué quiere decir.
-Adivina -le respondo yo.
-¿Mi madre danza disco?
-Te doy otra oportunidad -contesto.
-Misma mierda, distinto día -dice él.
Me quedo boquiabierto. Él sonríe, me da el papel y se larga.”
Stephen Wallenfels, Pod

“Ahí lo tienen, señoras y señores. Yo veo a Bambi. Él ve filetes de ciervo friéndose en una sartén”
Stephen Wallenfels, Pod

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“Papá coge la hoja de papel del suelo, la que dice «MMDD». Me pregunta qué quiere decir.
-Adivina -le respondo yo.
-¿Mi madre danza disco?
-Te doy otra oportunidad -contesto.
-Misma mierda, distinto día -dice él.
Me quedo boquiabierto. Él sonríe, me da el papel y se larga.”
Stephen Wallenfels, Pod

“Ahí lo tienen, señoras y señores. Yo veo a Bambi. Él ve filetes de ciervo friéndose en una sartén”
Stephen Wallenfels, Pod

“Esto empieza a parecerse a una película de miedo, cuando le quieres gritar al tío de la pantalla:
-¡Sal de esa casa, imbécil! -Solo que en este caso el imbécil soy yo y salir de la casa no es una opción.”
Stephen Wallenfels, Pod




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