Interview with Stephen Christiansen

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Henderson NV. I grew up as a military brat (ok, perhaps more military and less brat) in several places including Long Beach CA, Guam, Coos Bay Oregon, and San Diego. My dad retired to Camano Island WA. During all of my times at these different locations I've come to experience various cultures and explore many areas along Western America including coasts, the Pacific Ocean, rain forests, deserts, tropical islands, snow capped mountains, and even active volcanos. I've even been able to participate in a "Tiger Cruise" where I was able to fly to my dad's ship at a different port and come back home aboard it.

All of this has influenced my writing in the fact that I find myself writing about travel and exploration. I write about different cultures and different locations. I write about experiences that most people can only dream about. I can now share what I've lived through with attention to detail from the memories that I've accumulated.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book that I'm currently working on is book 15 of the dark elf series, the Orbbelgguren Series. Here we see the Children of the Spider following their mother's web of a design, bringing forth her plan, albeit indirectly, so that others can't make the connection until it's too late. Here we'll see the her ultimate plan start to come into view.

The heroes will be taken through the various planes of existence and through time itself in a desperate attempt to stop the planes that the Spider Queen has only to realize that their every move has been part of the plan all along.

I hope you enjoy Children of the Spider.
Published 2019-01-07.
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Books by This Author

Senet
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 14. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 148,840. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series
The God Wars
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 13. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 143,350. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series.
Temple of Tears
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 12. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,340. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series
The Rising Dead
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 11. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 131,960. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series.
The Tempest
Series: Orbbelgguren Offshoot. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 135,370. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This can be read as part of the Orbbelgguren Series or can be read as a stand alone.
The Troll Wars
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 10. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 124,180. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series.
Child of the Shard
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,480. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series.
Emilia
Series: Orbbelgguren Offshoot. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Emilia, a young woman of Dara, finds herself thrown from one situation to another. Dark elves, wererats, and Rakaskah are only the beginning of her problems. She is left without shelter, food, or water and is stranded in the wasteland desert known as the Sea of Sands. Her only hope of survival to find strength and depth of character she didn’t know she had.
Eclavarda
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 102,580. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic story of the Orbbelgguren Series
Qu'ellar B'Nossta
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,130. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series
Qu'ellar Elggat
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,940. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series.
Qu'ellar Kre'jilen
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 103,660. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series.
Transitions
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,920. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series
Maldev
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 105,050. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This book continues the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren series.
Istobarra Rising
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 106,390. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is the second book of the ongoing epic series, the Orbbelgguren Series.
Istobarra Commencement
Series: Orbbelgguren, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 101,720. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This starts the epic adventures of the Orbbelgguren Series
Harbinger
Series: Apocalypse. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 107,700. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Eight scientists are sent to terraform an alien planet. It was supposed to be a routine mission. Nothing was supposed to go wrong. Everything did.