Roger Stegman- Author
ROGER STEGMAN- AUTHOR
Roger Stegman has dabbled with writing since Junior High, but it was not until he purchased a computer in 1991 that he was actually able to finish a story. In 1992, Roger wrote my first completed short story. It was about a train ride, because he was involved in a model railroad forum on the early Prodigy Classic.
In the late 90s, Roger took some college classes at the local community college. His interest was science, but he also took a Creative Writing Workshop. He stayed in that for four terms. It helped him write smaller, better for short stories. He continued writing afterward.
In December 1997, while part of a new writing forum on Prodigy Classic, Roger posted some story ideas online in case other authors could use them. Over the years, he continued to post more story ideas—averaging at least an idea a day—on various bulletin board systems until an auto accident in 2012. Many years he exceeded 365 ideas by a large margin.
On the new Prodigy Internet in 1999, Roger moderated a model railroad community, and also became active with the books and writing group. That’s where he first met board moderator Nancy Hansen, and Lee Houston Jr., and they all became close friends. After that system went defunct, the three of them remained in touch.
In March 2003, Roger created an online alter ego named Waxy Dragon. A cat-sized rainbow dragon, she tended to be naive and annoying, often complaining about a human companion she called "Bubblehead". People found her posts very entertaining, and would often interact with her. No one knew Waxy was Roger until he admitted to it.
In April 2005, Roger wrote a story idea based on Waxy’s birth, and followed that with more tales of her adventures, ending up with 60 stories. Nancy Hansen was a frequent editor and collaborator, and helped Roger expand Waxy’s world. Lee Houston, Jr. became involved and wanted to try and find a way to publish those stories. Lee and Nancy’s involvement with Pro Se Productions gave them an avenue to pitch them to.
Roger has other interests besides writing. He believes busy, creative people are happier and stay healthier longer. Read about and see pictures of Roger’s hobbies on the blog he shares with Hansen and Houston, In My “Spare” Time: http://3creativepeople.blogspot.com/.
From Pro Se Productions- The next chapter in its debut line from its YOUNGPULP! imprint- Companion Dragons Tales Volume Two: Finding Waxy! Roger 'Rusty' Rustman is a very secretive fellow—and with good reason. He's not only an untrained wizard who uses forms of magic that are frowned upon, and trades in enchanted items that aren't exactly approved of; but he travels to dangerous places that other magical people avoid, and then writes about them anonymously. From his questionable recreational hobbies he has built a tidy second income along with a stockpile of magical resources. Over the years Rusty has gained a reputation as a shady character who operates on the fringes of the Wizards and Witches Council code of ethics while flaunting Wordsmith Guild regulations; but he's really just a quiet and modest writer mage who enjoys a bit of adventure now and then. The last thing Rusty needs is a small but very noticeable companion tagging along. Unfortunately, while on his latest trip out to the magical otherworlds, he finds a very large abandoned egg that decides to hatch unexpectedly in his vacation cabin. That begins an entirely bizarre and mystifying set of events that only the cooperation of a spunky and intelligent little rainbow colored dragon can get him out of safely. Pro Se Productions proudly presents Companion Dragons Tales Volume Two: Finding Waxy by Roger Stegman and Nancy A. Hansen, a series in Pro Se’s YoungPulp! imprint. This imaginative adventure expands the world of dragon familiars and their humans introduced in the first volume and brings a new voice into the storytelling. Hansen and Stegman weave words like the best wordsmiths they have created, making Companion Dragons Tales Volume Two: Finding Waxy a pure joy for all ages.