I'm Steven L. Campbell, a writer and artist for as long as I can remember. I pen contemporary, paranormal fantasy in my undisclosed lair in northwest Pennsylvania. I live there with my wife, where I write and create art. I have a bachelor's degree in studio art and graphic design, and I graduated magna cum laude from college. I have been a wildlife artist for 30+ years, an indie author longer, and an avid reader of all genres of fiction since the age of 5. My passion for writing stories developed during high school, but it took a backseat after college while I painted art for a living. Now, I'm passionate again about writing full time. I am new at Smashwords, but I have published independently at Amazon since 2013 and have given away short stories at my websites and blog since 1990. My books of fantasy and paranormal fiction feature characters living in Ridgewood, a fictional Pennsylvania town based on my own hometown where my relatives fueled my imagination with their ghost stories and urban lore, prompting me to write my own fantasy tales for everyone in love with the genre and young at heart to enjoy.