First off, he prefers Steve to Stephen. Now that that’s out of the way…
Steve was born in 1960 and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He’s never had a book on the New York Times Best Seller List, never won a Hugo or Nebula, and never had a Publishers Weekly starred review. He DID receive the Tolkien Society’s Imperishable Flame Award, but that was for an album he wrote and produced, not a book.
In other words, he has zero accolades or credentials as an author! Nary a one! We’re starting from scratch here. Skallagrim – Into The Breach is his first novel, after all.
But you’ve come this far; please read on.