Welcome! I'm Steve Dimeo and, inspired at first by the likes of Poe, have been writing fiction and poetry since the late Fifties. My work might best be characterized as romantic yet realistic fantasy and horror, often with a science-fiction bent. My first published novel, The Magic Cape Caper, will be available in Spring, 2017, and is the first in the Nick Christmas mystery series featuring the titular detective and his charming sidekick Miranda (Randi). My fiction has appeared in magazines over the last forty years as varied as Oui (when Playboy Enterprises still owned it) and Woman's World to the Michigan Quarterly Review, Descant and Amazing Stories. I've been lucky enough to win the 1984 Frank O'Connor fiction award in 1983 as well as Tall Tales' 2nd Prize ($250) in 2006. I've also won the $25 3rd Place National Writer's Club in 1984, $50 1st Place in Oregon's 1996 Bright Wings Poetry Contest (published in The Oregonian) as well as publication in the 2003 Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology.