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