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Hi there! I'm Stephen. I write novels, generally within the realms of fantasy. I strive to reflect the diverse beauty of our world within all my stories. This is a safe place, no matter who you are or where you're from. Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of Wattpad, and a huge thanks if you've taken time out of your busy life to read my books. Stop in and say hi, sometime.


A couple Q&A's to get started...

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 GALLOWS SAINT updating next?
A: It is currently on hold while I pursue publication with Book 1.

THE SHADOW WATCH series:
- THE SHADOW WATCH (Book One) -- Highest Rank #5 in Fantasy on June 11, 2017
- THE GALLOWS SAINT (Book Two) -- Highest Rank #38 on July 30, 2017 (In-progress)
- THE DARKLING QUEEN (Book Three) - In Development


A DARK AND TWISTED WOOD - Horror-Thriller

Other Simmering Projects:
- SABER (a post-apocalyptic fantasy) - In progress Off-pad
- A BLADE OF FIRE (Eastern-influenced fantasy) - In development
- VIRTUALITY (sci-fi thriller) - In development

I tweet here: https://twitter.com/sa_klopfenstein


Random things about me:
* I am a devout lover of dark chocolate.
* I am a pretty major Harry Potter nerd.
* I love anything involving magic or the strange.
* I have a bad habit of starting too many books at once.
* I love climbing mountains and snowboarding.
*I am an English teacher by day.

Reading now:
* IT

Watching now:
* The Walking Dead
* Game of Thrones
* The 100

Writers I enjoy:
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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SAKlopfenstein SAKlopfenstein Sep 19, 2017 10:50PM
Hello all!A new chapter of A DARK AND TWISTED WOOD is posted. I hope you enjoy it!If you haven't added it to your reading lists, better do so now :)Read it here: https://www.wattpad.com/story/1227...
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Stories by S. A. Klopfenstein
The Shadow Watch (Completed) by SAKlopfenstein
The Shadow Watch (Completed) #20 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 Dark and Twisted Wood by SAKlopfenstein
A Dark and Twisted Wood #859 in Horror
*An unspeakable evil lurks in the woods outside Bedlam Falls. And it's identity is lost inside her broken mind.* On a dark and foggy homecoming night, two teens fell one hundred and eighteen feet from a bridge into...
The Gallows Saint (Book Two of The Shadow Watch) by SAKlopfenstein
The Gallows Saint (Book Two of The Shadow Watch) #256 in 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...
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