Meet the Author Part 2
While caring for the kids at home, Steve wrote three books that he sent to large publishing companies. His efforts met with total, but kind, rejection by several big-name publishers. Steve then turned away from creative writing and returned to the type of work he did before deciding to stay home with the kids. For over 15 years, Steve continued his consulting work as an environmental scientist, focused on water quality, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as his major client. However, after the leadership changed at EPA in 2017, work became scarce and Steve was encouraged by his two younger children to return to creative writing. This time, however, he wouldn’t have to go through big-name publishers because he created his own publishing company to launch his first book.