An Interview with Erik Steidl - Author of "Ayal the Arrow Boy"
Erik Steidl was born and raised in Medina, Ohio as the third of six children. He wrote his first book, titled A City Slicker in Texas, for a Power of the Pen competition in fourth grade and never looked back. He has always found joy in writing, both creatively and academically. He attended Liberty University where he crammed a four year degree into six years, graduating in 2012 with a B.S. in Teaching English as a Second Language with minors in Spanish and Youth Ministry.
Erik is married to his high school sweetheart, Shannon. They live together in Medina, Ohio with their four children and yellow lab. They are an active family and enjoy hiking, soccer, basketball, biking, and almost any other outdoor activity. Erik is proud to be able to state that, like him, his children are all avid Star Wars fans.
Filling the Middle Grade Christian void in literature
Writing for a young crowd from a teen perspective
Reading preferences and authors of influence
Ayal the Arrow Boy
Ayal the Arrow Boy tells the story of David and Jonathan from a never-before-seen perspective; that of Ayal, a servant in King Saul's palace.
Ayal finally has his life going in the right direction. After growing up an orphan on the streets of Jerusalem, he finally has a home in the palace and a good job as a runner for Prince Jonathan. Everything changes when he overhears two men planning to kill David, a commander in King Saul's army and Jonathan's best friend. Now the race is on to thwart the scheme, save David, and return peace to Israel. Will he be in time?