Spencer Stephens – Bio
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 early 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, discovered a passion for the mind-altering effects of intellectual stimulation, and where he formed some enduring friendships. Spencer earned his way through college as an American Sign Language interpreter and if you seem like someone whose sensibilities will not be offended, he will teach you the art of eloquent profanity using Sign.
Spencer spent a good number of years as a news and features writer, mostly for daily newspapers. Being a reporter turned him into a life-long student of nearly everything, one of the reasons that he went to law school and became a trial attorney. Along his path he has curated an eccentric collection of skills and knowledge. He could write an “Idiot’s Guide” on any of the following: Microsoft Word; the care and feeding of vintage British automobiles; American Sign Language; and, the basic principles of persuasion.
Spencer’s list of influences includes Charles Bukowski, Abraham Lincoln and anyone else who remains quotable and honorable even when they are under pressure or struggling valiantly to remain sober. He gives thanks, every day, for the love of his wife and their daughters. As often as possible, he is writing or reading.
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