Stephen Ramsay was diagnosed with epilepsy his freshman year at Young Harris College (2010), throughout the next four years he endured a series of triumphs and setbacks as he worked to stabilize his medication and therefore his seizures. He was able to graduate on time (2013), but the summer after graduation he had another setback including a broken jaw when he had a seizure in the shower. For the next year following his injury, he was unable to work as he and his doctors at Emory worked to stabilize his medication and triggers.
While he was working on his health, Ramsay took the opportunity to finish working on his first book that he started in high school. Then took the really scary leap to send it to a publisher, where his work was well received. “Shadowgrave” was recently released by New York City-based Page Publishing on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books A Million.
According to Ramsay, “As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Growing up in the small town of Sugar Hill, Georgia, I had always been an avid reader. I started to take down notes for story ideas starting in my freshman year of school with my free time in class. But even though school is where I began writing my stories, it also prevented me from finishing any of them. However, when I was diagnosed with epilepsy in college it caused a two-year gap until I found a job after graduation. I finally had free time to write. If I’ve learned anything from life is that becoming an author takes perseverance and a lot of self-confidence. I had the perseverance, but the self-confidence to get published came when I took the leap of faith.”
Stephen Ramsay’s adventurous tale centers around Abbadon Delekran, a young master over the undead. Ever since escaping certain death in an ancient temple at the hands of his master, Abaddon Delekran has been traveling the world seeking the strength he needs in order to defeat him. But being a young necromancer causes him to make a lot of enemies, but also brings forth the most unexpected friends. If he’s going to survive, Abaddon will need all the help he can get to defeat his former master and bravely move toward his destiny.
However, there is another figure following him, even in his dreams. Although the figure is helping the necromancer along in life, it is unclear what his plans are for Abbadon. It is also uncertain whether good or evil will ultimately prevail in Abbadon’s heart.
Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase “Shadowgrave” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.