Although he describes himself as a “card carrying New Englander,” Steve lived for twenty-six years in Maryland while pursuing a career spanning four federal agencies. His background has enabled him to serve as a project manager at the National Security Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fire Academy and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he worked with teams of experts in various fields to develop state-of-the-art training for both classrooms and distance learning technologies.
A “Baby Boomer,” Steve took up fiction writing as he moved into his career final frontier. Married since 1975, a father of three and a grandfather, Steve and his wife Louise own a home on Cape Cod that will serve as his private writer’s colony for the years ahead.
His first novel, Connections, was published in 2012 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing, an ebook publisher from Texas. It is the first in a series featuring Detective Jack Contino, battling crime in New England in the 1970’s. The other two in the series are Aberration and Calculation. In his fourth mystery, Steve departs from the Det. Jack Contino crime stories and features Sam Miller teaming up in a strange way with Martha Sanborn to solve a murder while hunting for an ex-Nazi in rural New Hampshire.
Steve holds a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Boston University and a B.A. in Business Administration from New England College and spent over thirty years in the Education/Training field, including posts in higher education and the federal government. In 1999 he won a finalist Telly award, for writing, producing and co-hosting a training video on the Emergency Education Network (EENET), a cable network that serves firefighters and law enforcement emergency responders.
Steve has served the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Writers’ Center (CCWC) and holds an administrative position with the Cape Cod Senior Softball League, as well as swinging a quick bat.