Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

 Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

 Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

Steven Hopstaken was born in Michigan, where he spent his formative years watching and reading science fiction and horror. He spends his free time traveling; writing screenplays, short stories and novels; and practicing photography.

Melissa Prusi was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, often mistaken for Canada. She’s been a video editor, a semi-professional film reviewer, a three-time champion on the quiz show Jeopardy!, and a Guinness world record holder (1990 edition, for directing the longest live television show).

Their first novel, Stoker’s Wilde, was hailed by Booklist as “creepy and atmospheric. But also, really fun,” which also describes the process of writing it.

They currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they love the arts scene but dread the winters. While they both currently make a living as website content managers, they have sold two screenplays, which have been lost to development hell. If they’re not writing, you can usually find them at a movie, local theater production, improv show or pub quiz.