Steve McAllister was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. After attending three different high schools and three different colleges, trying countless different career paths and living in several different locations, Steve was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder at the age of twenty-nine.
With a degree in Psychology from Mars Hill College and Film Production Technology from Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, Steve produced the documentary Attention Deficit Disorder: Life at a Different Pace. He has since produced other such films as The Tide From Red to Blue, Yearning for Light, and Lesson Learned.
In 2001, Steve followed up his debut novel Descent by venturing out on the road to write his travelogue The Rucksack Letters. By car, hitchhiking, and motorcycle, Steve traveled through twenty-six states, visiting various communities ranging from a Buddhist monastery and yoga ashrams to hippie communes and New York City. The book was initially published electronically through emails as he traveled. The first edition was put into print in 2006 and a revised edition was released in 2011.
His latest book is called "How to Survive an Estralarian Mind Meld."
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The Rucksack Letters
In 2001, Steve McAllister decided to leave behind the life that he knew and follow the footsteps of Kerouac down the road less traveled. Filled with colorful characters, blazing humor, and somber soul-searching through the vivid tapestry of America’s underbelly, "The Rucksack Letters" is a pivotal first step at a time when the world is seeking a new path.
Steve McAllister’s debut novel is a heart pounding thriller in the style of John Grisham and James Patterson. Kyle Kelly is called back to his hometown of Sarasota, Florida when his sister Beth is attacked and left for dead. It is up to Kyle and two of his childhood friends to find out what Beth saw and to keep her attacker from coming back to finish the job.
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