Interview with Anne Elisabeth Stengl | Tales of Goldstone Wood


The Bio

Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a passel of cats, and one long-suffering dog. When she’s not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and studies piano, painting, and pastry baking. She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University

goldstonewoodThe Books

As readers of the site undoubtedly have figured out by now, I have absolutely fallen in love with Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s Tales of Goldstone Wood. Seriously, I know of no better Christian (or secular!) fantasy series out there. After spending a month in Goldstone, I emerged knowing that I had to talk to the person who created it all. And WOW, was I in for a great conversation. From her books to the fantasy genre to the differences between tropes and archetypes, Stengl is a fascinating conversationalist who is truly a top-notch artist. There’s a reason why she’s won so many Christy Awards. So jump in and join us as we talk.

With a world as vast as Tolkien’s Middle-Earth and imagery as poignant as Lewis’s Narnia, I hereby crown Anne Elisabeth Stengl the Queen of Christian fantasy. Dragonwitch, her fifth novel in the Tales of Goldstone Wood, shines as the brightest jewel in her crown, combining an epic storyline with complex characters that pulls readers into the story. Beware: Once you’ve entered Goldstone Wood, there’s no return.


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