Steven is the author of four unpublished novels, several short stories,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
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
The fourth novel, The Ignominious Idol, was written in 2015. It is a locked room
mystery set in 1930s Baltimore, where an ugly ancient statuette vanishes from
Burtom Abercrombie’s basement gallery, secured within a vault that seems
impervious to safecracking.
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 and funded by the
Friends of the Lake Forest Park Library).
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