Spencer Stephens – Bio
Spencer Stephens is the author of Church of Golf, a novel published by Saint Pete Press. It tells the story of a washed-up sports hero who finds redemption in religious devotion to golf. The book is available in paperback and Kindle format at Amazon.com. His second novel, The Only Thing We Have, is the epic tale of a Saudi princess forced to head a terrorist cell that sponsors attacks on targets in downtown Washington, D.C. It is due out in early summer 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 schools. 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 several years as a news and features writer, mostly for daily newspapers. Being a reporter turned him into an admirer of eloquent 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 health benefits of Eastern North Carolina barbecue, the care and maintenance of vintage British roadsters and the toxic effect of adverbs.
Spencer’s influences include Charles Bukowski and Abraham Lincoln, two guys who stayed productive, quotable and completely honorable while enduring losses that would crush most of us.
Spencer and his wife have two daughters, both grown.
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