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* No translations of my works.


Q: Best way to reach me?
A: I respond best to PM or profile comment - I try to get to comments on my stories, but the sheer number has begun to make it difficult to keep up.

Q: When's the sequel to THE SHADOW WATCH coming out?
A: On May 26, the updates begin!

I am a twenty-something writer. Kid at heart. I write sci-fi / fantasy stories, often for teens. When not writing, I am either teaching English Language Arts to 8th graders, reading everything I can get my hands on, or spending time with my wife and our dog, Iorek Byrnison, in the mountains.

A WAR BETWEEN WORLDS series:
- THE SHADOW WATCH (Book One) -- Highest Rank #11 in Fantasy on 1/22/2017
- THE GALLOWS SAINT (Book Two) -- In-progress Off-pad - but posting soon

- SABER (a post-apocalyptic fantasy) - In progress Off-pad

- A BLADE OF FIRE (Asian-influenced fantasy) - In development

I tweet here: https://twitter.com/sa_klopfenstein
I blog occasionally here: https://stephenandrewbooks.wordpress.com

Random things about me, in case you're interested:
* I am a devout lover of dark chocolate.
* I am a major Harry Potter nerd.
* I love fantasy, obviously.
* I have a bad habit of starting too many books at once.
* I prefer the Game of Thrones books to the show.
* I love climbing mountains and snowboarding.

Reading now:
* Mistborn
* A Feast for Crows

Watching now:
* The Walking Dead
* Game of Thrones
* Bates Motel

Writers I enjoy, and who have inspired me in their own various ways:
J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, Philip Pullman, George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Hugh Howey, Stieg Larsson, Veronica Roth, Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor, Sarah Maas.... the list, of course, goes on and on...
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  • JoinedMarch 17, 2015



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SAKlopfenstein SAKlopfenstein May 25, 2017 02:46AM
TWO MORE DAYS UNTIL TGS!The Part Teasers have returned to the world of the Shadow Watch! The teaser for Part One of THE GALLOWS SAINT has been posted!Chapter One goes live on Friday! Don't miss it...
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The Gallows Saint (Book Two of The Shadow Watch) by SAKlopfenstein
The Gallows Saint (Book Two of The Shadow Watch) Fantasy
The Shadow Watch has been undone. Most of the surviving Watchers lie in the dungeons of the White Citadel, their blood providing more and more power to the Chancellor. Many have joined him rather than suffer such a...
The Shadow Watch (Completed) by SAKlopfenstein
The Shadow Watch (Completed) #17 in Fantasy
In ages past, the Old World was ruled by magic and monsters, but after a cataclysmic magical war, the Chancellors of old rid the world of these curses and ushered in a New World - a world safe from magic, but not f...
A Shadow Among Legions by SAKlopfenstein
A Shadow Among Legions Short Story
There was a time when Darien would have rather died than take an innocent life. But the cruel training of the Shadow Legions has morphed him. As his regiment marches into the heart of the mountains of his boyhood...
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