Interview with Steven Shehade II

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my building block from which I get my stability. The more fans I have, the more serious I become about writing to entertain them. My fans are the reason behind my success and joy. They motivate me and lead me to higher posts in writing. I thank them with all that I am. Thank You all!
Who are your favorite authors?
I got to admit, all authors are extremely noteworthy and deserve all the best. Ever since I was young, I liked the fantasy/adventure type of books. So some of my favorite authors must be C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien and Jules Verne. C.S Lewis' The Chronicles Of Narnia is the main reason behind my writing career. Lewis bonds and takes his readers to a whole new world of fantasy, thrill, adventure and tranquil. Tolkien's use of imagery in most of his novels gave me a real view to the world beyond our imagination. Jules Verne's "20000 Leagues Under The Sea" was actually the first book I as a youngster. I was actually fascinated by the depth and might of his everlasting imagination.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That's actually a very nice question. I believe in the fact that every single day holds its own mysteries and adventures, and all we need to do is just take the initiative to get up and go on an adventure. Since I was 5 years old, I've been a member of the Scouts Movement which gave me a sense of peace with nature and its elements. And at the end of the day, it's not the mountain that we conquer, but rather ourselves.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I usually spend my leisure time studying and trying to build my own conception of the real and imaginary world. I also admire what nature has to offer and spend some time camping, which has become a habit because of my scouting background.
Describe your desk
My desk is pretty organized actually. I keep my books, papers, computer and awards on it. When I sit in front of my desk, I feel the urge to write and the freedom to state whatever is in my mind. That sense of freedom keeps my thoughts running and my zeal high.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The First book I wrote is "The Five Kingdoms". It's a very interesting short story full of power and morals. It can reflect to the way we live, treat others, fight our daily battles, and just move on with life.
What are you working on next?
Now I am working on another fantasy-based short story. Just like "The Five Kingdoms", my second book will have a casual, yet attractive nature. I like to keep my diction simple and casual in order to get the opportunity to bond and be at one with my readers through my books.
Published 2014-03-14.
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