Steven Finkelstein was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Walnut Hills High School, graduating in the spring of 1999. He moved to Pittsburgh later that same year, attending Point Park College until 2002, at which time he transferred to the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Pitt in April of 2004 with a B.A. in English Writing. Since then, he has spent time in Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Myrtle Beach, and he currently resides in Rochester, New York. He has written several novels, a screenplay, a comic book series, and many short stories and essays. His stories have been featured in a wide variety of different publications, both online and in print, in the U.S. and abroad.
Mr. Finkelstein’s novels Transitional Period, The Woods, Hell To Pay, and Rogue: Time Out of Mind are available on Amazon for Kindle and in print-on-demand format. Also available is the short story collection A Long, Slow Burn and Other Stories, the memoir You Never Know Who’s Crazy, and the essay collection Driving Fast in the Slow Lane. His latest is the collection of horror short stories Fear the Darkness, Shun the Light.
For the past couple of years Mr. Finkelstein has been working as a freelance writer and has had little time for fiction or personal projects, as he has instead been focused on such things as paid blog and article writing, editorial work, and general content creation for a variety of clients. Perhaps in the future he will return to writing novels and short stories, but for now those sorts of additions to his existing body of work seem unlikely.