About Dustin Stevens

Best Selling Author

My Story

My first reiteration of this website didn't have anything resembling this section, something that was pointed out to me by every single person I asked to take a look at it. I'm still not entirely in love with the idea of having it, but the folks I sought out for opinions are all well-read, well-versed individuals and if they all sit in agreement, there must be something to it. That being said, I still won't bore anyone with a laundry list of my life, but will push forward in my own slightly askew style. Here goes…

I originally hail from the midwest, growing up in the heart of farm country, and still consider it, along with West Tennessee, my co-home. Between the two, I have a firm belief that football is the greatest of all past-times, sweet tea is really the only acceptable beverage for any occasion, there is not an event on earth that either gym shorts or boots can't be worn to, and that Dairy Queen is the best restaurant on the planet. Further, southern accents are a highly likeable feature on most everybody, English bulldogs sit atop the critter hierarchy, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with a Saturday night spent catfishing at the lake.

Since leaving the midwest I've been to college in New England, grad school in the Rockies, and lived in over a dozen different cities ranging from DC to Honolulu along the way. Each and every one of these experiences has shaped who I am at this point, a fact I hope is expressed in my writing. I have developed enormous affinity for locales and people of every size and shape, and even if I never figure out a way to properly convey them on paper, I am very much grateful for their presence in my life.

To sum it up, I asked a very good friend recently how they would describe me for something like this. Their response: “Plagued by realism and trained by experiences/education to be a pessimist, you somehow remain above all else an active dreamer.” While I can't say those are the exact words I would choose, I can't say they're wrong. I travel, live in different places, try new foods, meet all kinds of different people, and above all else stay curious to a fault.

Here's hoping it continues to provide us all with some pretty good stories…

Highlights

  • Twenty-Eight different novels have achieved Amazon categorical #1 rankings;
  • Only two-time finalist at Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition;
  • Finalist, Nashville International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition;
  • Runner-Up, Harvardwood Writing Competition.

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