Everything Everyone Ever Wants to Know About Me

I’m the author of The Tavernier Stones, a #1 Amazon mystery, The Feasts of Lesser Men, and Anatomy of a Spy. My short work has appeared in The Austin Review, The MacGuffin, Boston Literary Magazine, and elsewhere, and has been read in public by Liars’ League, Lit Crawl, and other venues. I’m a regular contributor to The Good Men Project and editor of The Lascaux Review.

My All-Time Favorite Quote

Act boldly, and unseen forces will come to your aid —Dorothea Brande

Books I’m Presently Giving Away

The colored links below are PDF downloads. Click on one, and something useful should happen. I’m not sure what, but they promise me you’ll be pleased. If you have any problems contact me. Meanwhile keep writing, keep submitting, and remain true to yourself. And thanks for whatever you did that sent you to this page!

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Okay, So, Maybe Some People Want to Know More

I was born in Indiana and grew up in Iowa, Kentucky, and Illinois. I earned degrees from the University of Louisville and the University of Illinois, and served in the army with the 8th Infantry Division in Germany during the height of the Cold War.

A mathematician and cartographer by training, I began my career with R.R. Donnelley Cartographic Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at the time the largest custom mapping firm in the country. I have also been a caddy, a factory worker, a bartender, a chef, a jeweler, and a teacher.

My Twitter bio: Father, writer, army veteran, cat whisperer, rockhound, tree hugger, stargazer, libtard.

Since you’ve read my Twitter bio, it’s only fair that you visit my Twitter page.

Forms of address, in order of increasing familiarity: Stephen, Steve, Fritz.

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Proof I Haven’t Yet Died
Still alive as of 5 October 2022.