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About Me

profile photoAfter completing a career in South Dakota State Government and another as a Vice President in the Corporate World, Steve is living a new chapter in his life writing, speaking and teaching.

He grew up in Western South Dakota and now lives and writes in Minnesota, where he grows Marquette grapes and several varieties of hops.   He is a charter member of SMASH, the Southwestern Minnesota Academic Society of Homebrewers.

He received a Master of Arts Degree in English Studies from Minnesota State University Mankato  in December 2012.  His debut novel The Last Ram was published by North Star Press in June 2013 and his second novel Murder Trial of the Last Lakota Warrior was published by North Star in June of 2014. Both books are available at your favorite bookstore or any of the major online vendors.

Steve is a member of the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and has given presentations throughout Minnesota and South Dakota.  He is available via the SDHC Scholars Grant in South Dakota or by contacting him directly in Minnesota.

He has published short stories in the Arizona Literary Magazine, the Lake Region Review and the Talking Stick Journal.  His short story Lake Marshall was the winner of the 2010 Brainerd Short Story Contest.

Starting in the Spring of 2016 semester, Steve is teaching writing classes as an Adjunct English Instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University.

He lives with his beautiful wife Steph on Lake Marshall in Minnesota.