Born and raised in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, Stephen Lewis holds a doctorate in American Literature from New York University, and he recently retired as Professor of English at Suffolk Community College on Long Island, New York.
After writing two mysteries set in Brooklyn (published by Walker & Company), Lewis turned his attention to seventeenth century New England. The stories set in Brooklyn dipped into Lewis's childhood, while the historical mysteries drew upon his expertise as a scholar of New England Puritanism.
Before turning to mystery fiction with The Monkey Rope (1990) and And Baby Makes None (1991), Lewis published short stories, poetry, scholarly articles, and five college textbooks, the most recent of which, Philosophy: An Introduction Through Literature (with Lowell Kleiman, Paragon House, 1990), is currently being used in a number of colleges.
Lewis continues working in various genres, having recently published "The Procession," a poem in Dunes Review, "The Raincoat," a short story in Paumanak Review, and two other stories: "Jerome and Jebediah" in North Atlantic Review, and "A Lick of Blood" in Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine. He is completing Murder on Old Mission, a literary historical novel based on an actual case involving a man who killed his pregnant lover in 1895 on Old Mission Peninsula in northern Michigan.
Lewis has two adult daughters and now lives on five acres in a restored farmhouse on Old Mission Peninsula in northern lower Michigan with his wife, Carolyn, and third daughter. He is an avid sports fan and claims to have had a near religious experience on the night when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup.
For more information on Stephen, please visit his website.