STEPHEN ANDREW SALAMON is an award-winning author. He's the prolific writer of Sugar Valley (2014), The Wrath of Jeremy (2015), and many more that are scattered across different genres. He holds a BA degree from Columbia, in Screenplay Writing and Literature. He finished his first 100-page story at 14, wrote his first epic novel at 17 and was published by 21. He lives in downtown Chicago.
Describe your desk
Chaos, but organized. Lots of zen items, old pipe tobacco, white ring circles from coffee, 5 crystal spheres, notes and papers.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the south side of Chicago where a single street separates a different class of people. With the endless, winding alleys of Chicago, I think my writing is influenced by the need to go beyond such alleys are see where they lead to. Camping and hiking were also a part of my childhood, so I tend to add nature to parts of my stories. And with my powerful belief in God, readers, at times, can see that as well.
Weeds Of The Oak Tree is a beautiful collection of prose, essays and poetry that may build through the years. Through the eyes of the writer, it’s bits and pieces of life stemming from the past 16 years.