Hi! My name is Steve and I live in Richmond, Virginia, with my wife, our three boys, ages 13, 12, and 8, and a golden retriever named Charlie. We moved south from New Jersey in the spring of 2011 and quickly fell in love with Virginia.
I’ve always loved writing, from stories and poems in school to annual Christmas letters as an adult. Somewhere along the way life got busy, but in August, 2009, I began blogging at MyBoys3 as my attempt to capture some of the daily excitement and trials that come with raising three growing boys. These posts formed the basis of my first non-fiction parenting memoir, Splashing in the Deep End: Adventures Raising Boys, released in May 2016.
In 2013, my made-up bedtime tales grew into books, and The Virginia Mysteries were born. The middle grade stories are for kids ages 7-12 and follow brothers Sam and Derek and their friend Caitlin on adventures with a twist of history mixed in. Summer of the Woods, Mystery on Church Hill, Ghosts of Belle Isle, Secret of the Staircase, and Midnight at the Mansion are available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle versions. (Books 1-3 are also now available in audio!) Book 6 in the series will be set in Jamestown and is releasing in late 2017.
Brother Wars is the first of a new series following two other brothers, Harry and Randy, who as you may have guessed, don’t get along. In 2017, I also released Harborwood, my first contemporary fiction book for grownups under the pen name Steven Sawyer. You can find more information about all of my books here.
I grew up in rural northwestern New Jersey, studied political science and business in central Pennsylvania, worked briefly as a research writer in the state legislature, and then moved to Manhattan to work for an e-healthcare Internet startup where I’ve been for nearly 20 years. When not writing, I enjoy coaching my boys in sports, hiking and camping, photography, the New York Yankees, and taking naps.
Some of my favorite books as a kid include Where the Red Fern Grows, Rascal, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Bridge to Terabithia, and the Chronicles of Narnia series.
I hope you enjoy the adventures – both real and imagined. Please leave comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you think! Thanks for visiting.