Avid hiker, Eagle Scout, and founder of a mutual fund, Steven Burgauer resides in Florida. A graduate of Illinois State University and the New York Institute of Finance, Steve writes science fiction and historic fiction. A member of the Society of Midland Authors, Steven is included in The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2: Dimensions of the Midwestern Literary Imagination and the ALA’s Librarian’s Guide to Cyborgs, Aliens, and Sorcerers by Derek M. Buker. Burgauer’s The Road to War: Duty & Drill, Courage & Capture is based on the journals of an American WWII infantryman who landed at Normandy, was wounded and taken prisoner by the Nazis. Publishers Daily Reviews says of it: Five-plus unequivocal stars . . . an extraordinary read that everyone should enjoy.
Some of his SF titles include The Grandfather Paradox, The Railguns of Luna, The Fornax Drive, and SKULLCAP. Other books of his include The Night of the Eleventh Sun, a Neanderthal’s first encounter with man, and The Wealth Builder’s Guide: An Investment Primer. Steven contributed to the zany, serial mystery, Naked Came the Farmer, headlined by Philip Jose Farmer.
His work has been reviewed in many places, including LOCUS, the EUREKA LITERARY MAGAZINE, PUBLISHERS DAILY REVIEWS, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW, THE BOOK REVIEWERS, BOOKVIRAL, and PROMETHEUS, the journal of the Libertarian Futurist Society. Science Fiction Chronicle (June 2001) says of his The Railguns of Luna: Steven Burgauer writes old style science fiction in which heroes and villains are easily identified, the action is fast and furious, and the plot twists and turns uncontrollably . . . This is action adventure written straight-forwardly and not meant to be heavily literary or provide pithy commentary on the state of humanity.
Of his book Nazi Saboteurs on the Bayou, The Book Reviewers write: “An engaging, slow-burning wartime thriller with an epic feel and a large cast of characters.”Midwest Book Review writes: “In a war that rips apart entire worlds, who can truly be the winner? Add a dash of romance to the intrigue for a solid World War II thriller that’s intricate, frighteningly realistic, and hard to put down.”
When Steven lived in Illinois, the State of Illinois Library included him in a select group of authors invited to the state’s Authors’ Day. He has often been a speaker and panel member at public library events and science-fiction conventions all across the country.
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21 Things You Should Know About This Author
What book have you gifted the most? Why?
NAZI SABOTEURS ON THE BAYOU
TO SUPPORT MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES AND VETERANS’ GROUPS
What is the one productivity tool you use every day? Why?
WIKIPEDIA FOR RESEARCH & MICROSOFT WORD FOR WRITING
What word do you misspell most often?
LATELY – DEFENDANT
What three things do you do to be a successful writer?
RITUAL – ONE PAGE A DAY
What are the titles of the last two books you have read?
A PORTABLE COSMOS
ANDREW JACKSON HIGGINS: AND THE BOATS THAT WON WORLD WAR II
What is your favorite word?
LUDI (my new grandson’s name)
What do you use more often – a dictionary or a thesaurus?
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
MAKING IT UP AS I GO ALONG
What is your ‘go to’ munchie or drink while writing?
Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.
A THOUSANDS WORDS? — NO. PERHAPS A PARAGRAPH OR TWO
What animal are you most similar to and why?
THE BEAVER IS THE ULTIMATE TERRAFORMER. HE COMPLETELY REMAKES THE WORLD HE MUST LIVE IN TO FIT HIS NEEDS.
How would your best friend describe you?
LOYAL, HONEST, TENACIOUS
What keeps you up at night?
What is one thing you will never do again?
GET MARRIED (not because my marriage is poor, because it certainly is not, but because I cannot possibly do better the second time around)
If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare?
ORDER IN PIZZA
What is the best compliment you have received — or would like to receive?
“THANK YOU. YOU TAUGHT ME SOMETHING”
What question do you hate to answer?
WHEN WILL IT BE OVER?
Crowds, small groups or ‘go away’?
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
IF I COULD SING — “SWEET CAROLINE”
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
DO NOT DISTURB
What is the one question you wished I would have asked you? Why?
WHERE ON EARTH WOULD YOU BE HAPPIEST?
THE BEACH, SPECIFICALLY MARCO ISLAND