July 17th, 2011


We have to do this periodically

Hah --

one of the things you have to do periodically if you're a working writer, artist, musician, or celebrity and (if you don't have an in-house publicist) is write a bio. I have dozens on this machine, I'm sure. Here's a new short one:

Steve Miller short bio 2011

Steve Miller is co-author of the best-selling Liaden Universe® series written with his wife, Sharon Lee -- they have been writing together since the first “Kinzel” short stories hit Fantasy Book in the early 1980s. Together they have published seventeen novels and several dozen short works, garnering a number of awards as well as invitations as Guests of Honor and Special Guests at SF cons coast to coast in the US and Canada.

Steve first entered the SF community as a club and fanzine fan as well as a book critic in the late 1960s while he was also entering the larger world of journalism as a feature writer and editor; Steve's fiction began appearing in the small press before he broke into Ted White's Amazing in the mid-1970s. Steve was Vice Chair of the Baltimore in 80 WorldCon bid while becoming Editor of the science fiction tabloid Star Swarm News. When the News folded, he and Sharon started Bookcastle & Dreamsgarth, Inc, a genre bookstore with a traveling convention SF art agency, which helped Steve add to his current total of hundreds of convention appearances.

The most recent Liaden novels are Ghost Ship published in hardcover with an August of 2011 and in mass market, Saltation (sequel to Fledgling) appearing in summer 2011, as well. Baen is also reprinting the original ten Liaden novels in four omnibus editions, with The Dragon Variation starting the reprint program and severa more due. Another novel, Dragon Ship, is due in 2012, with two more novels under contract to Baen.

Steve started his small press, SRM Publisher in 1995, it acts as a print successor to his BPLAN VIrtuals, an ebook publisher he started a little ahead of the curve in the late 1980s; current SRM publications include the chapbooks Skyblaze and Halfling Moon. Sharon and Steve recently reentered the ebook market with their own line of multi-format ebooks, Pinbeam Books at www.pinbeambooks.com, which has several dozen titles to date.

Updated July 18, 2011

I'm sure i left things out, forgot to include names, didn't mention cats nor where I live. Yikes ... maybe I speeled my name right!