Steve attended University of Maryland Baltimore County several times in the late 60s and 70s. where he was news editor and managing editor of the campus newspaper, The Retriever, active in the chess club and founding president of the Infinity Circle, the school's first science fiction club. In between bouts of being a student, he was Founding Curator of the Albin O. Kuhn Library’s science fiction research collection.
In no particular order he has been a reviewer—of music, of books and of typewriters—a reporter, an editor, a professional chess tournament director, a librarian, an editor, a sysop, and an editor. He left a job managing a computer store to become a resource specialist for The Maine Meeting Place, a groundbreaking statewide electronic bulletin board system for the disabled.
Steve is an independent publisher with an extensive background in SF fandom. He was Vice Chair of the Baltimore in 80 WorldCon bid, helped start the later DC WorldCon bid, and is a 1973 graduate of Clarion West writing workshop in Seattle. His first professional fiction appeared in the 70s in Amazing. He has been a convention art show director, artist, and fanzine fan, and has attended over 200 sf conventions since 1974.
Since his first publication in 1968, Steve has accumulated credits in well over 100 newspapers, magazines and journals. In addition to reviews and poetry, Steve’s professional output includes short stories, TV and radio commercials, greeting cards, as well as his contribution to the Liaden universe®.
He married Sharon Lee in 1980. In 1988 they migrated to the rolling hills of Central Maine, where they can be found to this day (when they aren’t gallivanting around North America going to science fiction conventions), sharing life with three stalwart cats and a large cast of characters.
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