Stephen Doster


Writer and oral historian Stephen Doster is the author of fiction and non-fiction, including two oral histories. He was born in Kingston-On-Thames, England and raised on St. Simons Island, Georgia. His literary works are focused on Georgia and the Georgia Coast. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Anne.

"The island I grew up on happens to be on the 31st parallel north of the Equator, which includes the geographic area below Savannah, north of the Georgia-Florida border, and everything east and west of that. Down on the 31st and 32nd Parallels, you're in the Deep South of the "Deep South". Look at all the writers who come from those strips, and don't surprised if you see similarities in their works. It has to do with their shared history, the geography, and the people who inhabit those realms. Many of the early Georgia settlers traveled directly west to settle regions in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. They took their histories and their stories with them. Part of the Southern writer's job is to resurrect those stories and their histories in creating new works. It's recycling of the highest order."

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Shadow Child
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,160. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 by Deer Hawk Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mashups
Step into a world where magic and mystery combine, where the past blends with the present and events beyond belief unfold. Then realize it could really happen: In a state called Georgia. Step into Shadow Child’s world, a collection of seventeen stories, sixteen fiction and one non, following the history of Georgia from 400 years ago to today, where the land tells a story.
Rose Bush
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 123,890. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014 by Deer Hawk Publications. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
As a problem solver, Dudley Redfern takes a job in a tiny Georgia town. As he hides from the grief of losing his wife, he soon becomes embroiled in an age-old scandal and needs to find an elegant solution to protect not only himself, but also the town, his friends and new love interest.

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