“I write political/military thrillers and apocalyptic stories with gritty, often unapologetic themes. I don’t believe in a black and white world – so strap in for a roller coaster ride through conflicted territory, where the right decision is rarely clear, and always comes at a difficult price.”
Steven graduated with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy, receiving a Bachelor of Science in English Literature. He was one of sixteen graduating Ensigns selected for the elite Naval Special Warfare program (SEALs).
He served the next eight years on active duty in various Navy and Marine Corps units: training with the Navy SEALs, driving warships, and directly guiding every conceivable munition onto target. From leading Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations as a boarding officer in the Arabian Gulf, to directing Close Air Support (CAS) as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) assigned to a specialized Marine Corps unit, Steven’s “in-house” experience with a wide variety of regular and elite military units brings a unique authenticity to his writing.
Upon resigning his commission, Steven moved with his family to coastal southern Maine, where he wakes up at “zero dark thirty” to write for most of the day. When “off duty,” he struggles to strike a balance between a woefully short sailing season and unreasonably long winter.
As a veteran, Steven is committed to veterans issues and has raised over $11,000 for organizations like Disabled American Veterans and The Wounded Warrior Project. See the details here. Latest Veterans Charity Campaign
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