Stephen Hayes


Stephen Hayes lives in Tshwane, South Africa. He is a freelance writer, editor, teacher, and missiologist. He is also an Orthodox deacon, an Inklings fan, a church historian, and researcher on African Independent Churches and his own family history.

His book "Black charismatic Anglicans" was published by Unisa Press, and he was also a contributor to "African initiatives in healing ministry".

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The Year of the Dragon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,530. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
A woman dies on a South African farm, and Richard Rutherford, the lawyer who goes to wind up her estate, discovers that others are prepared to kill for some old Russian ikons she owned. Richard's friend Denis Walters disappears, and soon Richard is driving 1000 miles in search of Denis and King Lobengula's legendary treasure, accompanied by a mysterious hermit and an even more mysterious priest.
Of Wheels and Witches
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,370. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A Johannesburg schoolboy goes to spend the school holidays at a farm. There he meets three other children from different backgrounds. They have fun riding horses and exploring caves, until they encounter an ominous symbol of a wheel, and through a witch they learn of a plot to harm the father of one of them. They try to warn him of the danger, and come up against the power of the apartheid state.

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Smashwords book reviews by Stephen Hayes

  • A Petition to Magic on Nov. 20, 2013

    A failed wizard, a failed farmer, and a new queen anxious to improve her image in the eyes of her subjects: these are the main characters in this short and simple but entertaining tale. It offers opportunity for reflection on the themes of monarchy, dishonesty, and ways of coping with failure.