I got my first taste of writing and storytelling in 8th grade when I interviewed my grandfather about his time fighting in Greece, he told me a harrowing journey in which only two survivors came back from his mission. This four-page report eventually became a 35-page short story.

From there I began consuming books, reading everything from the classics to 18th century maps. My first full length story was completed in 11th grade, a month after I was given my first personal computer. From there I spent the following years living the life of the modern renaissance, consuming music, culture and of course many more books. I was living in the south in the town of Oxford Mississippi, where I wrote my second full length novel, and then a third. Following college, I began working for Disney and developed my sense of workplace satire.

At Disney my computer broke and I ended up getting into a cycle of work, sleep, repeat. Then my break came when I began living in Tavares Florida, living in a beautiful condo in the sleepy waterfront village of Tavares. Surrounded by the warmth of the people and the cold drinks, I settled into a laid-back lifestyle, and began to write stories again, and after hundreds of late nights and after two dozen pounds were gained, I discovered that in fact I wrote nearly a dozen full length stories in just four years. Throughout this journey I never published these stories but wrote them for free on apps. After spending money on editing I discovered, I had written real and thrilling stories, and I was totally entertained by them. Knowing that I am the best critic on the planet I finally made the decision to self-publish two stories, they are Hurley Island, and Kickin Gracie.

I don’t know how far my journey will take me but, I know this, there will be people who like my books, and people that will hate them, but luckily I write to entertain myself. Thank you for the interest, best regards


Author Steve Edward Farley speaking at a podium.