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"Stuefloten doesn't play by the rules realistic. He follows the amoral rules of the unconscious."
—the Columbia Dispatch "Maya is a disturbing collage of mixed visions with psychodelic qualities. Stuefloten sees America with a jaundiced eye that skews reality and perceives normalcy as frightening."

Small Press Magazine "Maya weaves impressively tense and disturbing variations on the theme of violence in the Amercan imaginatioin."
Review of Contemporary Fiction

D.N. Stuefloten is a novelist, photographer, film maker, sculptor. His novels have been compared, by the Washington Post, to those of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Marguerite Duras, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Severo Sarduy. He has been writing what can loosely be called Magical Realism, Surrealism, or Expressionism, since he was a child. Stuefloten has spent most of his life wandering around the world writing his rather esoteric novels and stories. He has been a magician's assistant in East Africa, a fisherman in the south seas, a smuggler in India. He has ridden motorcycles up the center of Australia and from California to Panama, gone down the Amazon from Peru to the Atlantic, taken a canoe along jungle rivers between Mexico and Guatemala—sleeping in Mayan ruins and Indian villages—and lived with Moro pirates in the Sulu Sea, plus much more. His stories and novels are as adventurous and strange as his life.

Four of his novels have been published by FC2—"Maya" in 1992, "The Ethiopian Exhibition" in 1994. These two books plus "The Queen of Las Vegas" were gathered togther in one volume, "Mexico Trilogy" in 1996. "The Wilderness" was published in 2000. His short stories have appeared in a variety of small magazines, including Black Ice, Santa Monica Review, The Spitting Image, Flashpoint, and three anthologies from FC2 ( "Avant Pop", 1993, "Degenerate Prose", 1995, and "In the Slipstream: An FC2 Reader" in 1999). He has begun experimenting with the world of self-publishing , with some pleasure: he can now design, create, explore how books can look in our digital age. His work is available at He may be contacted by email: don(at), and more information is available at his autobiography, a work-in-progress.