Douglas Christian Larsen
Californian by birth, the author has spent the past 15 years in Colorado. He has been storytelling since 3 years of age (and spanked quite often for it) and writing down fiction since the age of 10 (he started his first novel at the age of 13, completing it at the age of 21, an homage to both J.R.R. Tolkien and Alexandre Dumas) -- in 44 years he has completed 7 novels, with Deceiving the Elect - Book 1: Quickening Dreams being the first in publication.
For many years Mr. Larsen continued to produce fiction while at the same time refusing to participate in the mercenary marketplace of modern publishing, and it was only recently that he consented to enabling the readers of the world access to his stories.
Favorite contemporary authors: Alice Hoffman, Isabelle Allende, William Goldman, Stephen King, Greg Iles, Jasper Fforde, Philip Roth, Phillip Yancey, Philip Gulley, Lillian Jackson Braun, David James Duncan, Trevanian, Amy Tan, Tad Williams, Peter Straub, Jane Jensen, Chaim Potok (and many, many more).
Classics: Fyodor Dosteovsky, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Ernest Hemingway, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas et fils, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Clives Staples Lewis, Margaret Mitchell, George MacDonald, Jules Verne, Charles Dickens, Chaim Potok (and many, many more).