Steve Bellinger was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago by a single mom who worked nights for a printing company. She would bring home books and magazines to encourage her kids to read. This is how Steve discovered Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and the other masters of classic science fiction. It didn't take long for him to get the itch to write. Over the years he has written everything from newspaper articles, comic strips and radio drama, to short stories and fan fiction. One of the original Trekkies, Steve and his wife plan to renew their wedding vows in a couple of years with a full Star Trek-themed ceremony; he'll wear an admiral's dress uniform, and she will be decked out in a leather-and-lace Klingon wedding dress. Steve lives in the Lincoln Park community in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, Donna, and their cat. Find out more about Steve at his website, SteveBellinger.com, or on Facebook.