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, The Good Men Project, Boston Literary Magazine, Sixfold, and elsewhere, and has been read in public by Liars’ League, Lit Crawl, and other venues.
My All-Time Favorite Quote
Act boldly, and unseen forces will come to your aid —Dorothea Brande
My Books
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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 hobbies include mineral collecting, amateur astronomy, nature hiking, and drawing and painting.

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

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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 13 June 2024.