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Spencer Stephens is the author of Church of Golf, a novel published by Saint Pete Press. The book is available in paperback and Kindle format at Amazon.com. His second novel, The Only Thing We Have, is due out in Spring 2018.

Spencer survived the loss of his father, who was his hero and his best pal, during the Vietnam War, when Spencer was in the second grade. He also survived Catholic high school. Full recovery didn’t occur until he arrived at East Carolina University where he earned a degree in English literature, developed a passion for the mind-altering effects of intellectual stimulation, and where he formed  enduring friendships. Spencer earned his way through college as an American Sign Language interpreter and occasionally gives tutorials on how to swear in ASL.

Spencer spent a good number of years as a news and features writer, mostly for daily newspapers. Being a reporter turned him into a lover of profanity and a life-long student of nearly everything. He has furthered both interests during his career as a trial attorney. His diligent study of the world around him  has qualified him as a minor expert on an eccentric list of subjects that includes the well-hidden health benefits of Eastern North Carolina barbecue, the care and maintenance of vintage British automobiles, and setting a good example for the children, even when it’s Saturday night and sitting in plain sight on the kitchen counter is a gift bottle of Macallan’s single-malt scotch whiskey.

Spencer’s list of influences includes Charles Bukowski and Abraham Lincoln, two guys who stayed productive, quotable and completely honorable while valiantly enduring some of the worst fucking things life can dish out. He gives thanks, every day, for the love of his wife and their daughters. As often as possible, he is writing or reading.

He can be reached via email at

spencer.[at].stephensassociates.[dot].net

He can be found on Facebook  here.