Stephen Mountain is a story junkie who’s always looking for his next fix. He burns through anything with words—books, news sites, blogs, forums, even Twitter—whatever it takes. Sometimes inspiration strikes and he writes stories of his own. He has written about Prince, racism, Star Wars, and LGBTQIA+ rights.
Born in downtown St. Paul, raised in the east metro, and residing in the west suburbs, Stephen has lived in Minnesota his entire life. He has been to every state in the US, but nothing compares to the Twin Cities. He has a degree in creative writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, where he also accidentally became a professional tech-support guy. Now he balances his time between writing and IT for a health-care giant in the Twin Cities. (A giant-sized company, not a literal giant. But how cool would that be?)
When he’s not reading, writing, editing, or being someone’s personal IT help desk, Stephen plays Final Fantasy, Pokémon, and Assassin’s Creed, binges on shows he’s seen dozens of times (and could probably recite by memory), and explores Minnesota restaurants and state parks with his family.