Stephen Lautens has been a national newspaper columnist appearing weekly in the Calgary Sun for over 16 years. His weekly column has also appeared in the Winnipeg Sun, National Post, London Free Press and Toronto Sun. His writing has also been published in the enormously popular "Chicken Soup For The Soul" series.
A collection of some of Stephen's most popular columns - "A Chip Off the Old Writer's Block" - is now an eBook. His novel - "The Last Blitzkrieg" - a fast-paced thriller set in the chaotic closing days of World War II, is also now available as an eBook.
Stephen was a Governor of the National Newspaper Awards for 7 years and is Past President of the Toronto Press Club. He has been the guest speaker at many events, including the Stephen Leacock Festival.
During the day Stephen is a mild-mannered lawyer and business consultant, although he still has trouble explaining to his mother exactly what it is he does for a living.
He has two other novels in progress, including a murder thriller set during the 1936 Berlin Olympics and an alternate version of the Garden of Eden story in The Book of Genesis from the perspective of one of its overlooked and under-appreciated characters.
Stephen lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and very busy son.
The Russians are at the gates of Berlin. The war is won. Or is it? Even as the Red Army deals Nazi Germany its death blow, Hauptmann Träger, reluctant hero of the Reich, is working his way to the heart of Moscow with the last of Germany’s wonder weapons. The Last Blitzkrieg is a fast-paced thriller woven around real people and actual historical events sometimes more surprising than fiction.
Stephen Lautens proves that the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree in this hilarious collection of his best columns about a day to day world that often refuses to make sense. Plus there’s the joys of parenthood and you’ll also finally discover the differences between men and women (hint - it’s all about flashlights, home surgery and how you feel about finding bulk toilet paper on sale).