Award-winning author Steve Altier was born in a small town in central Pennsylvania. He currently lives in the Tampa Bay Metro area with his wife. Steve has four daughters and three loving cats.

He’s an avid reader who also enjoys bowling and spending time at amusement parks. He loves to travel, take trips to the beach, or just laying around the pool spending time with family and friends. With his vivid imagination, he enjoys writing children’s and young adult stories.

Steve had aspirations of being a writer when he was young. He took a journalism course in high school. Life, however, as with most people, took him on a different path. He joined the Air Force after high school and spent four years serving and protecting this country.

When asked if he would branch off into a different genre other than children’s books, Steve replied he would like to work on young adult novels as well as children’s books.

Steve’s goal is to continue to work on his books, producing one or two a year. He indicated that it was a wonderful feeling and a sense of accomplishment to get the book written, work with the editors, illustrators and in the end, see it all come together when it’s published.

He also likes to work with local charities specifically related to children’s hospitals and clinics.

Finally, when asked if there were any words of wisdom he would like to impart on his readership, he simply said, “Always follow your dreams."