Steven James was born in Wisconsin in 1969. He earned his M.A. in Storytelling at East Tennessee State University in 1997. He lives with his wife and three daughters in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee.
Steven James is the author of more than thirty books, including the critically acclaimed Bowers Files, an eight-book series of psychological thrillers which currently includes The Pawn, The Rook, The Knight, The Bishop, The Queen, and a prequel Opening Moves. The series has received three Christy Awards and numerous other honors.