David W. Hepp


I was born and raised in California. I was an athlete, a dreamer, had a pinch of acting and tech savviness. I took to writing and poetry in my College days, while all of the above still played as unknown factors of my early life, of what Career path I would take.
Over the course of trying to find my niche, writing had become an enjoyable hobby, and towards the end of my college days, I had started my first book. For years it was a work in progress, but bit by bit, regardless of the good days or bad days, it was a goal that was determined to be completed.
In 2007, that goal would be completed and my first book, “The Far Cry: Legend of the Scepter” was published on paperback. Before and after that publication, I started to create a series of short stories and novellas based in the same realm as The Far Cry.
During those final phases of publishing The Far Cry, my best friend and artist, Rachelle, would kindle a relationship and she became my wife in 2008. Currently, I work in the Structural Design field and I write in my spare time.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Is it cliche to say Stephen King? He is the one I've read and listened to the most in my adult years, so it's true. Beyond that, I've read a number of screen plays, but not much else in regards to story books as of late. I enjoy History and documentaries most recently. This may seem contradictory, but I want my ideas for story writing to be pure of others influence... If I read a lot of stories, I think I'd have to question my originality. The last thing I want to do is be a re-run.
When did you first start writing?
In highschool I took to creative writing as one of my teachers there inspired us each day with a topic to write in our journal. So my imagination from childhood seemed to naturally carry over on to paper. In college I got into poetry and beyond college entered into poetry contests. One of my Poems, "Tell about the time" was a first page publishing in the book, "The best poems and poets of 2003". I started story writing soon after college and even implemented a poem into my story because it appropriately fit.
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The Caravan Tales: Steps Across The Attic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,550. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
The Caravan Tales is a medieval style series, based on the "The Far Cry" Novel series. Unwary travelers, Marla and Jacob, take refuge in a manor during a heavy thunderstorm on their way through the Corran Forest in the Tejon Highlands. The hospitable host is overly kind, yet the lady of the house seems quite the opposite to Marla. She must shake her doubts or come face to face with a lurking fear
The Far Cry: Legend of the Scepter
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 237,890. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A young noble woman, Isli Meier, is thrust into an unknown destiny, when a tyrant dark knight slaughters her family and enslaves her town, in pursuit of an ancient weapon. Known widely as a fable, Isli’s heritage is linked to the weapon. She must elude the dark knight, uncover the truth and gain allies, in an epic adventure to avenge her family and prevent tyrannical control of the realm.
The Caravan Tales: Shadow Lingers
Price: Free! Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A lone traveler finds himself on foot at night in a daunting forest. The mist grows along with a feeling that he's being stalked as he tries to reach the town of Del Rek or any form of safe shelter.

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