Stephen M. DeBock

Biography

Stephen DeBock writes on just about any topic but for fun concentrates on sci-fi/fantasy adventure and supernatural fiction.

As a teenager, Steve would entertain (and frighten) the neighborhood children by retelling them stories from E.C. horror comics like The Crypt of Terror. As a middle school teacher, he continued the tradition by reading his students a horror story to initiate the school year. Now retired, he has time to write his own stories.

His first writing success came as a high school senior, when a 25-word essay won him an all-expenses-paid vacation in Alaska. Upon his return he entered the Marines and was chosen to serve in the President’s Honor Guard. Vignettes from that venue have appeared in American Heritage magazine and in various newspapers.

Upon leaving the Corps, Steve worked days, went to college at night, and spent weekends earning a private pilot’s certificate. A flying narrative he wrote was published in AOPA Pilot Online.

During his teaching career, Steve garnered an award by the State of New Jersey for his work in consumer education. He served briefly as a consultant for Consumers Union and contributed to essays in Time magazine, ABC’s World News Tonight, and CNBC.

Having founded and later sold a video rental business, Steve and his wife also sold their home and lived for three years aboard a 42-foot sea-going trawler yacht. An article describing one of their summer cruises was sold to Living Aboard magazine.

Steve has written newsletters for both private and non-profit organizations; a flash fiction story for the children’s magazine Spider; and the text for a coffee-table book on one of America’s most-collected living artists: The Art of H. Hargrove.

He and his wife Joy live in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Books

Can't Take My Eyes Off You
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,590. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In a society where convicted killers are used as living organ donors, one man’s vendetta against a rival takes a bizarre and twisted turn.
Metamorph
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,110. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
When a centuries-old vampire enacts a vendetta against a beautiful woman who has scorned him, he finds himself unprepared when the beauty becomes the beast.
The Testament of Charlie Fairweather
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Eleven years ago, he murdered a voodoo priestess in a Louisiana swamp. Today, her dying curse compels him to return. Where something lurks, waiting . . .
Catamount
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
SHORT STORY: A rebellious college student’s campaign to seduce and then humiliate his beautiful professor is destined to take a grisly turn.
The Heart and the Crown
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Princess meets knight; knight meets dragon; dragon meets girl; and all meet in a battle for their lives against a hideous witch.
Lucky Break
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
A lone surfer adrift in fog on a silent sea faces imminent death from a great white shark.
A Cross to Bare
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Reporter Lucille Easton has formed the perfect plan to capture the vampire terrorizing the city. But we know what they say about the best-laid plans.
The Bridge Between Worlds
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,170. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An American pilot/skydiver is transported to an alternate Earth, where he must defeat a race of humanoid vampire bats bent on destroying both worlds.
Morgen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
A beautiful amnesiac insinuates herself into the home—and hearts—of parents grieving for their dead daughter. Is she ill? Or concealing a dark purpose?

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