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The Story of Branchview

Steven Spencer and Loraine (Lori) Sandstrom Spencer

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Steven was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 11, 1978.  He spent the first six months of his life in a Presbyterian orphanage before being adopted by Robert and Louise Spencer, who owned a dairy farm in New Hampshire. Steven excelled both in his studies and as a gifted athlete. The combination of these earned him a scholarship to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received a psychology degree with an emphasis on paranormal studies. After graduating, he began writing best-selling paranormal novels and earned status as a premier footnote speaker on the subject.


Loraine was born in Chelsea, England, an affluent suburb of London on August 20, 1987. She was the daughter of Brent Sandstrom, a Swedish Ambassador to Great Britain, and Mildred (Millie) Sandstrom, a British MI6 agent. She attended the prestigious Chelsea School for Girls, where she graduated near the top of her class. After high school, she moved to the United States to attend Wellesley College near Boston, where she majored in Philosophy and Literature. While at Wellesley, Loraine was mentored by one of her professors, Dr. Sheila Grayson, in the art of White Magic and Spiritualism. After graduation, she also became a best-selling author of paranormal novels, and respected practitioner of White Magic. She officially became a citizen of the United States on February 6, 2016.


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Steven and Loraine first met in 2011 at a paranormal writer’s convention in New York City. They would share both a domestic and a professional partnership for the next seven years before finally marrying on Christmas Eve 2018. On June 7, 2019, they became proud parents to twin babies, London and Olivia. They are also proud owners of an adorable Boston Terrier named Bumpers.

Steven and Loraine are the key figures in the Branchview novel. Together, they use their skills to help solve the countless mysteries and spiritual mishaps that surround the magical, mystical world of Branchview.


  • Joe Smith

    Love these two characters, they’re written really well and make the story even more enjoyable with them as the protagonists.

  • Peter Morales

    This series is something i can call a “one hell of a ride”, The twists and turn were so realistic, you will get lost in this book. Its a magical writing which make you feel like you are a part of this story. At the end you will left with nothing but respect to the Author.

  • Sophie

    If you love reading Fantasy-Fiction novels you are definitely going to love this The Branchview series. All the characters were deeply explored, story building was top-notch, the narration was excellent. Too Good!!

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