Steve Sagarra

Biography

Steve Sagarra is a freelance writer, journalist and historian from St. Louis, MO. With degrees in history from the University of Missouri, he has contributed to several encyclopedic projects, scholarly journals and websites, including the St. Louis Virtual City Project, Encyclopedia of World History, Encyclopedia of U.S. Indian Policy and Law and Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History. As a former opinion columnist/editorial writer for a community newspaper, he has written on topics ranging from socio-economic issues, local and national politics and international relations, and also has reported on the political scene throughout the St. Louis region. Additionally, his short story fiction and poetry has appeared in various online and print magazines, including Sacred Twilight Magazine, The Storyteller, The Stray Branch, Midwest Literary Magazine and Sci Phi Journal. Over the years, he has held a colorful variety of jobs – dishwasher, delivery driver, substitute teacher, archeology technician and bartender. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, sporting events, the company of his dogs and playing golf.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Growing up in St. Louis, naturally you hear about some of the all-time greats - T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, Eugene Field, William S. Burroughs; Tennessee Williams was raised here and Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, grew up in Hannibal. St. Louis and the surrounding regions has a rich history and tradition of breeding talented writers, and that alone is inspiring to want to be a part of it no matter how small your contribution.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is simply to regurgitate what is in my head and write it down, despite how it may initially look, sound, etc. Although I keep it in mind, I do not worry about the elements of the story during that time as much as I do the story, as I feel that the elements eventually fall into place and come about from the writing itself. Then, I go back to fill in, edit, etc, to make it a coherent narrative.
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Where to find Steve Sagarra online


Books

Sir Aloyius T. Periwinkle's Mortalia Adventurarium
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Prohibition. Depression. War. From the turn of the century to the beginnings of the Second World War, journey with Sir Aloyius T. Periwinkle and his friends as they attempt to avert humanity’s demise to a growing endemic of cannibal undead!
Quantum Leap: Regenesis
Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: American English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Screenplays » Short
Those familiar time voyagers, Dr. Sam Beckett and Admiral Al Calavicci, once more find themselves in a dire situation. They again must correct history on a grand scale, with the entire future in the balance! Along the way, familiar faces will aid them in their quest - and a surprising antagonist is revealed to be at the center of it! Can, and will, Sam and Al act in time before it's too late?
Judgment Bound
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,520. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Detective Allyson Haggerty is on the trail of a serial killer, whose murder scenes evoke both private anguish and zealot wrath. Enlisting the help of a suspect associate - who not only might hold the key but also salvation from both their past - is history repeating itself or has it come to a fateful conclusion?
Echoes From An Unexamined Life
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,760. Language: American English. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational
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Friendship, love, regret, history, reflection...how many lives does it take to save just one? This is the question underlying Echoes From An Unexamined Life, a journey of spiritual humanism concentrated on the existent presence of our mortal lives and the connections we make over a lifetime.

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