My name is D.W. Hawkins. I write books, and you should read them. This is the fourth time I’ve attempted to write this self-description. Anyone who has ever written one of these–or maybe their own dating profile–is smiling right now in sympathy. It’s tough, describing yourself. What you’re probably wondering is who I am, and what sort of books I write. Let’s get down to it, then. I love fantasy. I’ve always loved fantasy, ever since I was a wee little squirt. I started with Men of Iron for a book report in grade school, and soon turned to things like Pawn of Prophecy and The Wheel of Time–not necessarily back-to-back. These days I find myself drawn more to the Grimdark category, though I don’t think you could consider my stuff Grimdark. What is it that I think makes a good book, then? Characters you give a shit about, a plot, and lots of blood and magic. My writing is violent at times. I like to explore different themes, like revenge, war, love, politics, and philosophy. I’m a student of the world, and I put that enthusiasm into my writing. I try hard not to pull any punches, but I also try not to punch without reason. HERE ARE SOME REASONS NOT TO READ MY BOOKS: They can be violent. There’s cursing–oh no! There’s sex sometimes (not often). There are cannibals. Lots of people die, many by magic. Magic is cool. Banter and realistic dialogue. So, if after all of that, you’re still undeterred in the intention to read my work, then be warned: You can find information about my books right here on this website, and you can check me out on social media. So be careful. You never know what could happen. Maybe you’ll start reading, and then what would your parents think?
A steadfast and proud sci-fi and fantasy geek, A. F. Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and