Stephen Symons

English born Stephen Symons lives in a little old cottage Christchurch, New Zealand, with wife Ruth and cat Bentley.

He has been fascinated by stories and story-telling ever since he can remember, the stranger the better. He wrote his first fantasy ‘novel’ at the age of nine, all the while devouring stories by such authors as Edgar Rice Burroughs, J R R Tolkein, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Mary Stewart, all the while developing the world of the Kalion Islands.

Now semi-retired, it was the devastating earthquakes that destroyed much of Christchurch in 2010-2011 that gave him the impetus to set some of his stories down in novel form in order to share them with the world.

Author of:

The Islands of the Sixteen Gods Series by Stephen Symons