Short Version

Stefon Mears has an MFA from N.I.L.A., and a BA from U.C. Berkeley. To date he has published more than a score of short pieces and six novels. http://www.stefonmears.com

Medium Version

Stefon Mears earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from N.I.L.A., and his B.A. in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Ritual and Mythology) from U.C. Berkeley. Stefon’s short pieces have sold to magazines such as Fireside and Strange Horizons and anthologies such as Fiction River. He has published more than fifteen books to date, including The Telepath Trilogy. Look for him online at http://www.stefonmears.com, on GooglePlus, or @stefonmears on Twitter. Sign up for his free weekly fiction list at stefonmears.com/join

Long Version

Stefon Mears grew up in California, Middle-Earth, and Amber. He went to U.C. Berkeley intending to major in Genetics, but the call of storytelling compelled him to graduate with a B.A. in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Mythology and Ritual). He later earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, with a Fiction major, and has published many short stories, poems and essays.

Stefon has been an invited guest at a major Vodou ceremony in New Orleans, taught classes in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, spoken on a panel at one World Fantasy Conference and given a reading at another, and engraved his own set of Norse runes.

Stefon has worked as a professional audio engineer and played straight pool for money. He is an avid, lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three cats, and when not writing he can often be found playing roleplaying games.

Stefon has more than fifteen books in stores now, including The Telepath Trilogy. Look for him online at http://www.stefonmears.com, on GooglePlus, or @stefonmears on Twitter. Sign up for his free weekly fiction list at stefonmears.com/join