Stephen Zimmer

Stephen Zimmer was born in Denver Colorado on July 2, 1974. After graduating from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in Visual Communications, Stephen embarked on path that took him into several areas of the entertainment industry, including running a video production company, an independent record label, managing music artists, and organizing a successful music conference and film festival. During this time he also directed short films, commercials, and a documentary feature on the subject of Lyme Disease called “A Time for Truth”. Stephen moved into full time writing and directing in 2004.

Shadows Light represented the feature debut of this up and coming writer-director currently residing in Lexington, Kentucky.

Stephen's second film release, short film The Sirens, is one of the two films contained in the feature-length Festival of Horrors Volume One release in the new Indie Movie Masters series of DVD's.

The Exodus Gate, book one of the Rising Dawn Saga, is Stephen's first full length novel, published through Seventh Star Press. It is available in print, Kindle, and eBook editions, in the US and also in Canada, Europe/United Kingdom.

April 23rd 2012 interview with Stephen Zimmer

Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker, whose literary works include the epic urban fantasy series The Rising Dawn Saga, as well as the epic medieval fantasy [...]

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Stephen Zimmer reviews

Crown of Vengeance

Fires in Eden: Book 1 written by Stephen Zimmer

Strange mists engulf Janus Roland, Erika Laesig, Mershad Shahab, and several others going about their lives in a quiet midwestern town. When the mist dissipates, they all f [...]

Published: 2009

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews


Dream of Legends

Fires in Eden: Book 2 written by Stephen Zimmer

Unfortunately they have arrived at a time of great unrest and conflict. The assault upon the Kingdom of Saxany and the tribes of the Five Realms ignites as the Unifier&rsqu [...]

Published: 2010

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews


Spirit of Fire

Fires in Eden: Book 3 written by Stephen Zimmer

Battered by a massive invasion force from Gallea, the tribal people of the Five Realms and their Midragardan allies are being driven eastward, towards the sea, while the Sa [...]

Published: 2012

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews


Chronicles of Ave and Annals of the Rising Dawn

NA written by Stephen Zimmer

Escape into the wonders of Ave in this first collection of short stories featuring the fantastical world from the Fires in Eden Series by Stephen Zimmer.“Into [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews


The Exodus Gate

The Rising Dawn Saga: Book 1 written by Stephen Zimmer

Benedict Darwin, host of a popular late night radio show that deals with the paranormal, comes into possession of a virtual reality simulator that turns out to be something [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews


The Storm Guardians

The Rising Dawn Saga: Book 2 written by Stephen Zimmer

It is a time when the Exiles in the Middle Lands, the An-Ki, and many others are falling under the shadow of the Abyss. Guardians of all forms, great and small, must rise t [...]

Published: 2010

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews


The Seventh Throne

The Rising Dawn Saga: Book 3 written by Stephen Zimmer

The epic saga advances, as the shadows deepen ... Friedrich accompanies the powerful Avatar Enki into the depths of the Abyss. They seek to discover the fate of Erishkegal, [...]

Published: 2011

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews