The internet was in its infancy in 1990 when Steve mailed a hard copy of a story through the postal system to a local, weekly newspaper. The neighbors loved it when it was published. Another story was mailed off to Michigan Out-of-Doors, and it was published in 1991.
Steve published a string of articles in software journals of the day, bringing him some notoriety in a very small section of the computer world. Writing for the journals paid well, too. However, the internet came and blogging changed all of that. Technical writers wrote in their own blogs instead of publishing in the software journals. The journals went out of business relatively quickly and Steve published his last software article in 2004.
At about that time, Steve discovered the Wittenburg Door. The satire in the magazine was usually too strong for Steve’s tastes, but the editors liked both his sense of humor and his writing. Steve eventually published a series of seven short stories for the magazine under a pseudonym.
About the time the Wittenburg Door ceased publication, Steve discovered the magazine Dragons, Knights, & Angels. He published two stories with them and soon became one of the editors of its sister magazine, The Sword Review. Shortly afterwards, the two magazines merged to become MindFlights. Steve published more stories with MindFlights and yet another sister magazine, Ray Gun Revival.
Steve served on the faculty of the North Texas Christian Writers Conference for seven years, beginning in 2006. He has also spoken at various writers groups.
Currently, Steve works professionally as a linguistics consultant-in-training and has joined a translation project in the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. His writing projects in progress include both fiction and nonfiction.