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 or supernatural bent. My first published novel, The Magic Cape Caper, will be available November 13, 2017, and is the first in the Nick Christmas mystery series featuring the titular detective and his charming sidekick Miranda (Randi). The second novel in the series, Search for the Golden Diamond of Kolimar, will be published in late 2018. I started writing novels in 1970 and have since penned over 30 book-length works, over half within the last four years.
My fiction has appeared in magazines over the last forty years as varied as Playboy's Oui Magazine and Woman's World to the Michigan Quarterly Review, Descant and Amazing Stories. I was awarded the 1984 Frank O'Connor fiction award in 1983 as well as Tall Tales' 2nd Prize ($250) in 2006. I've also won 3rd Place in the 1984 National Writer's Club competition, 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 and placed two short stories in CrossTime's Science Fiction Anthology in 2008 and 2010.