Steve Coate holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Florida International University and has worked at two major metropolitan newspapers in South Florida.  He was an English major prior to switching tracks to journalism and has also worked in sales (both door to door and telemarketing), catering, and the dry cleaning industry, providing plenty of material for the speculative fiction he writes.  He lives in Lauderhill, Florida, with his tabby, Bigby.

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevecoate, read his blog at http://coaterack.blogspot.com/ or drop him a line at stevecoate11@gmail.com.