Stephanie LandsemThanks for stopping by my page. I hope that you will get to know me, my books, and my community of readers interested in historical fiction, Biblical history, and the people and places of the ancient world. My debut novel, The Well, will be in bookstores and on websites on June 4th, 2013. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

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About Me

I write historical fiction because I love adventure in far-off times and places. I’ve traveled since I was a teenager—backpacking through Germany and Eastern Europe, studying German in Salzburg, eating gelato in Italy, and riding camels in Morocco were some of the highlights. Travel kindles my imagination, fuels my love of history, and introduces me to one-of-a-kind characters. It’s the best kind of research.

When I can’t travel, I read. I love fiction, of course, but I’m often found behind a stack of history books or searching the web for historical tidbits. How people lived together, worked, and what they ate (I love food!) is usually what catches my imagination. No matter where or when we live, people are more alike than they are different. I love to find the similarities between our lives and those of the men and women of the ancient world.

I make my home in Minnesota with my husband of 30 years, occasional adult children, two cats, a dog, and a tortoise named Moe. When I’m not writing Biblical fiction, I’m gardening, cooking, volunteering, and dreaming about my next adventure – whether it be in person or on the page.

I love to hear from readers. Feel free to start a conversation with me about Biblical fiction, history, travel, or dandelions.


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