Steven Konkoly is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty thriller novels and novellas

His canon of work includes the popular Black Flagged Series, a gritty, no-holds barred covert operations and espionage saga; The Alex Fletcher Books, an action-adventure thriller epic chronicling the events surrounding an inconceivable attack on the United States; The Fractured State Series, a near future, dystopian thriller trilogy set in the drought ravaged southwest; and THE RESCUE, aheart-pumping thriller of betrayal, revenge, and conspiracy.

Scan 131310001Steven graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993, receiving a bachelor of science in English literature.  He served the next eight years on active duty, traveling the world as a naval officer assigned to various Navy and Marine Corps units. His extensive journey spanned the globe, including a two-year tour of duty in Japan and travel to more than twenty countries throughout Asia and the Middle East.

From enforcing United Nations sanctions against Iraq as a maritime boarding officer in the Arabian Gulf, to directing aircraft bombing runs and naval gunfire strikes as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) assigned to a specialized Marine Corps unit, Steven’s “in-house” experience with a wide range of regular and elite military units brings a unique authenticity to his thrillers.

Steven lives with his family in central Indiana, where he still wakes up at “zero dark thirty” to write for most of the day. When “off duty,” he spends as much time as possible outdoors or traveling with his family–and dog.

He is an active member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) organizations.


Street in Stockholm from Black Flagged Redux
My office mate, Bodhi
Sailing on Casco Bay, Maine
Onboard Dolce in Maine
Lazy day at low tide on tidal creek in Maine
A day in the office
Captain Konkoly
Somewhere in Maine
In New York City with my cover designer, Jeroen ten Berge

Target practice and table games
Russian palace, St. Petersburg.
Outside of that palace, St. Petersburg
Admiral Konkoly, Copenhagen Military History Museum
Favorite author Blake Crouch in Toronto
Shotgun training for arctic circle sailing crew
The 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland
Lieutenant Junior Grade Konkoly on USS THACH. At my desk.
At anchor in Maine cove.
5 inch naval gunfire shoot off San Clemente Island
My stateroom on USS THACH. Also my office.
Stockholm 2013