STEVE HOCKENSMITH is an award-winning short-story writer, novelist, and reporter. His short fiction appears regularly in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, as well as anthologies such as Sherlock Holmes in America and Death Do Us Part. His story “Erie's Last Day” appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2001. His first novel—the kick-off to his Holmes on the Range mystery series—was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, and Dilys awards. Before turning to fiction, Hockensmith was an entertainment journalist, contributing to such publications as The Hollywood Reporter, Newsday, and the Chicago Tribune and editing the movie magazine Cinescape as well as The X-Files Official Magazine.
He lives in Alameda, California, and blogs sporadically at stevehockensmith.com.