Stephen Lomer has been writing books, novellas, short stories, and scripts for nearly a decade, and one or two of them are actually pretty good. A grammar nerd, Star Trek fan, and other things that chicks dig, Stephen is the creator, owner, and a regular contributor to the website Television Woodshed. He’s a hardcore fan of the Houston Texans, despite living in the Hub of the Universe his whole life, and believes Mark Twain was correct about pretty much everything. Stephen lives on Boston’s North Shore with his wife, Teresa.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember not being a fan of reading at all when I was growing up. I mean, who had time for books when there were so many great shows on TV? Then my mother got roped into one of those book of the month club deals, and promptly forgot about it, so when she didn't make a selection one month, they sent her Stephen King's The Eyes of the Dragon. I thought the cover looked pretty cool, so I decided to give it a whirl. I absolutely loved it, but was crushed when I came to find out that not all of Mr. King's books were about dragons. I stuck with him anyway, and have been an avid reader ever since.
What do you read for pleasure?
I really like biographies, for some reason. They tend to be hit or miss; not every famous person is an effective storyteller. But I guess I just enjoy peeking behind the curtain.
Stargazer Lilies or Nothing at All is a collection of short stories that has a little something for everyone. Features "Royally Screwed," the story that serves as a prequel to the upcoming novel Typo Squad.