S. S. Dudley (aka Mr. Steve) grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA, an avid reader and lover of the outdoors. He started his first book (an epic fantasy hand-written in with a blue fountain pen…) when he was 13, but never finished it. At some point (as his mother recently reminded him), he decided that he needed to go do something (like get a job) for a while before he could, or should, write.
So he went off and studied Spanish and Biology at the University of Wyoming, also earning a black-belt in karate and living for a semester in Bogotá, Colombia. Enthralled with science, he then went to the University of Illinois for graduate studies and spent time in Panamá and Antarctica. After graduating and spending three months backpacking through the orient with his wife, he took a job at the University of California conducting research on infectious diseases in Peru.
He now writes, lives and runs in Northern California with his wife and two children.