Steven L. Lovett
Steven L. Lovett is a life-long fan of crackling fires, cold winds in autumn, stacks of hand-cut firewood, stormy-grey oceans, and the kinds of stories which keep all of us looking for magic in quiet places. Steven is an admiring student of T.H. White, a sentimentalist of C.S. Lewis, and an unabashed fan of J.R.R. Tolkien. (He says he'll have "made it" as a novelist when everyone begins referring to him as S.L. Lovett.) A professor by day and a writer by night (or by weekends or any other free time), Steven has previously published three nonfiction books and several scholarly journal articles, and possesses a trove of waiting-to-be-published short stories and one novella (a Poe-esque tale). Steven lives with his wife, their daughter, and far too many dogs on a quiet, wooded street in a small town in eastern Kansas. A Place With Dragons is Steven's debut novel and the first of a series about Telluric Grand, The City With Seven Gates.