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Stephen Vessels

Manuscript Consultant

Stephen Vessels is the author of The Mountain, the Vortex and Other Tales. His first novel is the Door of Tireless Pursuit. According to author Elizabeth Engstrom says: Stephen is one of those rare artists who comes along effortlessly cruising through the genres.

He is a Thriller Award nominated author of SF, dark fantasy and cross-genre fiction. He was born in South Texas, grew up in Colorado and resides now in southern California.

He is a lifelong lover of books, art and music. His stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and collections from Grey Matter Press and ShadowSpinners Press, among others.

In 2012 he received a Best Fiction Award from the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. His story collection, The Mountain & The Vortex and Other Tales, was released this in 2016 by Muse Harbor Publishing.

His literary interests are broad and non-sectarian. His poems have been published in journals and a chapbook from Slack Buddha Press.

He's regular participant in the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, where he's worked with John R. Reed and Monte Schulz, among many others. He has also studied with Robert Olen Butler, Jane Smiley and Elizabeth Engstrom.

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