Steven is the author of four unpublished novels, several short stories,
non-fiction articles, and is the former editor of Weekly Review, a
newsletter for the Lake Forest Park Writers Workshop critique group. He is
currently seeking representationwith a reputable literary agent.
The first novel is titled Linear Descent (formerly Century
Trust). Written in 2005, it is a suspense novel about a small-time con
man whose lust for the high life sucks him into a downward spiral of events
beyond his control.
The second novel, Double Fire, won the 2007 Pacific Northwest
Zola Award (Mystery/Thriller category). Written in 2007, it is an
historical suspense novel set in the 1800s that follows a rogue Pinkerton
detective cross-country on the trail of an arsonist.
The third novel, A Suitable End (formerly Snowbound),
was a finalist in the 2009 Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Literary Contest (Mystery/Thriller category). Written in 2009, it is a suspense
novel where a mystery writer discovers a sabotage plot in WWII Seattle.
The fourth novel, The Ignominious Idol, is a finalist in the
2017 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest (Mystery/Thriller
category). Written in 2015, it is a cozy, locked room mystery set in 1930s
Maryland. An ancient statuette of a Sumerian goddess, secure behind a vault
door in a mansion's basement gallery, vanishes with puzzling clues left behind.
Steven has held memberships in the Pacific
Northwest Writers Association , Oregon's
Seattle Free Lances, and the Washington
State Historical Society . He attended the three-day August 2006
Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon, is a regular participating
member of the Lake Forest Park
Writers Workshop critique group (sponsored by the
King County Library System).
When not writing, Steven provides editing services for other writers and works
as a freelance software developer as the owner of
Forest Park Lab, a Seattle-area software consulting company. He earned
a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in History from
Washington State University, and also serves as his family's