About Deborah Stevens

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a book in my hand. Over time my preference for a certain genre of literature we know as “thriller fiction” was taking over my bookshelves. Fortunately, my love for this kind of writing is shared by many and the publishing market has responded with the work of many fine writers offering a nearly endless array of quality choices.

I might have remained a reader rather than an author of thrillers, except that my mind began on its own to dream up plots for novels as I listened to the news of events from around the world. At such times, I’d jot down ideas for stories and books, doing so hundreds of times before the fateful day when the idea for The Serpent’s Disciple took up residency in my head and then took on a life of its own.

Given my ancestry- Italian Catholic- the setting for Serpent’s Disciple was probably pre-determined. But as luck would have it, real life events handed me the outlines of a plot that begged to be written and turned into a page turning thriller. While researching the facts and events that form the background of the book, the characters became living, breathing people taking on a life of their own. The more I researched, the further I found myself led on a journey revealing the next plot twist or the fate of the characters being revealed to me paragraph by paragraph.

The Serpent’s Disciple represents the culmination of yet another kind of journey. Born in Michigan, and a graduate of Michigan State University, I moved with my family to Minnesota. It was during this period of my life I began to write, but found that as a single mother, I never had enough time to devote to it. Both my daughters are adults pursuing their own dreams now. I am remarried and continue to live in the Twin Cities circumstances that, thankfully, afford me not only the time to write but also an environment alive with great writers whose work and success proved the incentive I needed to get back to my writing on a more intensive basis.

Well that’s my story. I hope you enjoy the novel I’ve woven for your reading pleasure. Meanwhile, I am already at work on my newest thriller, whose plot-as with The Serpent’s Disciple- is inspired by real life events.

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The Serpents's Disciple, a Novel by Deborah Stevens.  Cover art by Nicholas McDougal, Debut novel by author Deborah Stevens. Available in both paperback and eBook.

A family secret, an ancient artifact could save humankind from a diabolical leader many fear is the Antichrist. In this conspiracy thriller, an ancient evil threatens to take over the Catholic church and use it to upset the world order. Peter Romanus, the Grand Master of the secret masonic order known as Propaganda Due has set in motion the final stages of his plot to kill the pope and control major world governments through the Church.

Meanwhile, Anthony and Antonella "Nelli" Andruccioli feel a sudden call to visit Pesaro, the Italian town where their father was born-and where their family has long protected a deep connection to Saint Anthony himself. The siblings soon learn that they are called to protect the Church: Nelli as the Chosen One, and Anthony as one of the Guardians sworn to protect her from the false prophet. Together they must navigate the labyrinth of ancient prophecy and Vatican politics and expose the truth before it is too late.

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Reader Reviews
"Kept you at the edge of your seat anticipating the outcome and actually the book was very hard to put down. Enjoyed the time reading this novel and look forward to the next one."

Linda Griesen

"Great story, great writing. One of the better books I've read in a long time. Well written and keeps your interest til the very end!"

L. Rivera

"Suspenseful, historically rich, entertaining -- The author pulls you into the story and keeps your attention with great plot twists and mystery - I anxiously await her next book."

Bruce Ackland




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