Steven Raaymakers is an award-winning fantasy author from New Zealand. He writes character-driven stories with dark themes and unique magic systems.

A lawyer by trade, Steven reads and writes all day. In his spare time he plays Soulsborne and post-apocalyptic games, reads a ton of fiction from every genre, cooks spicy food, and spends time with his truly awesome wife.


Here you can read and listen to a variety of interviews! Learn more about Steven and his books below:

The Thousand Scars Blog - March 2018

Nicky the Writer - August 2020

JCV Art Studio Podcast - July 2022

Some Thoughts: JamReads - October 2022

First Chapter Read Aloud: JD Reads - April 2023


Favourite movie:
The Thing (1982)

Favourite books:
Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky Brothers
A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M Miller Jr

Favourite video games:
Metro 2033

Preferred console:

Favourite music genre:
Melodic death metal

Favourite bands:
Dark Tranquility
Judas Priest

Favourite food to cook:
Spicy chicken