Except for a year and a half spent living in Puerto Rico, Derringer award winning author Steven Torres was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and Hunter College and earned a doctorate in English from the City University of New York. His first novel, Precinct Puerto Rico came out in 2002 to starred reviews. His stand alone novel, The Concrete Maze, came out in 2007. His short stories have been published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Crimespree Magazine as well as anthologies like Bronx Noir and Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery. His short non-fiction work has appeared in Mystery Scene Magazine and The New York Times.
Steven and his family live in central Connecticut. When he’s not teaching English, he is writing stories. If he’s not doing either of those thing he might be gardening, listening to music, reading or traveling.