A.K. Stanfield


* Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Development (2014)
* M.A in Creative Writing (2001)
* M.A. in American Literature (1997)
* B.A. in English/History (1992)
* Professor of Writing and Humanities
* Author of Deep Orange, Zen Smoking, D.E., The Battle of Rattler's Bluff, and The Antlered Queen
* Songwriter, bassist, vocalist, and synths with The Slackadaisicals
* Composer with QuarterHawk

Where to find A.K. Stanfield online

Twitter: @AKStanfield


The Lords and Ladies Below
An alliance of demons, dragons, and other monsters from deep Below are plotting how to conquer the surface realms Above.

The Antlered Queen

Price: $2.99 USD.


Global Tribal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,150. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a dystopian future, Kya is pregnant but not licensed to conceive. She flees into the wilderness but is pursued by the Guardians, the eco-communist authoritarian government that is all-powerful. With her past as a Guardian Trooper, will she be able to survive among her former enemies, the wild humans known as Solypts?
The Antlered Queen
Series: The Lords and Ladies Below. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,260. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The Antlered Queen leads raiders from Below to the surface Above on a mission for the demon-lord Maladanik to find the key to the vaults of ancient Alosia. Unknown to the Antlered Queen, the reputed home of the key is also the home to her half-siblings. When she finally encounters her family for the first time, will she slay them or seek redemption for her crimes?
D.E., or Dungeon Expedition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,330. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When Hurricane CiCi heads toward Chandler's Mill, Will and his friends decide to ride out the storm with a new fantasy role-playing game. But when Dalt finds psychedelic mushrooms in the pasture across the road, the friends begin to play the game in a whole new way. Join the Quest for Shakun's Bracelet as the Heroes journey toward BigIsland and its many monsters, magic, and treasure.
Zen Smoking: A Mock Epic with Stock Characters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,460. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Will Wright and his band get a gig on Halloween, but they are not prepared for all that awaits them at Billsmore College--a satyr, a wizard, a mad scientist, ecofascists, and more! That's not even considering Will's accidental exposure to a strange new synthetic cologne and what he believes to be magical occurences. Is something nefarious afoot or is he simply paranoid? Madcap magical realism.
The Battle of Rattler's Bluff
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,510. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This satire of the War in Iraq--set in New Mexico in early 1847--follows the adventures of the Biloxi Kid and his companions, Cinco the Commanche and Gator Thibodeaux, as they try to escape from George Arnold Reed and his cronies during the Mexican-American War. The Kid must try to clear his name to avoid the hangman's noose but in doing so he uncovers many dark secrets about the high desert town.
Deep Orange
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,210. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Rick Holdman enjoys his job of gathering video evidence on cheating spouses in divorce cases--until he takes the wrong case. He quickly gets involved in an underground scene of sex, drugs, lies, and murder. And to save his life, he must uncover the secret of Deep Orange.

A.K. Stanfield's tag cloud

adult    adventure    alternative    apocalypse    comedy    dark    deep ecology    demon    dragon    dystopian    elf    environmentalism    epic    fantasy    female protagonist    game theory    gonzo    literary    literature    marijuana    mock epic    mushrooms    neopagan    roleplaying    satire    satyr    science fiction    shrooms    southern    war in iraq    western    young adult    zen