K. J. Stevens
June 4, 1973 |
Alpena, Michigan, United States
|Occupation||novelist, short story writer|
|Subject||Relationships, family, love alcoholism|
|Notable works||Pilgrims Bay|
|Spouse||artist, Brooke Stevens|
|Relatives||Kim (father), Rita (mother), Kevin (brother), Keith (brother)|
K.J. Stevens (born June 4, 1973) is an American novelist and short story writer. His writing has appeared in The Adirondack Review, Fluid Magazine, Me Three, Circle Magazine, Cellar Door, Prose Ax, Temenos, and BloodLotus. Pilgrims Bay, Stevens first novel, was released in 2007.
Stevens' writing style has been described as minimalist. Ernest Hemingway, J.D. Salinger, Gertrude Stein, Amanda Davis, Sylvia Plath, Raymond Carver, David Shaw, and Flannery O'Connor have been attributed as his influences.
Stevens was born in Alpena, Michigan, but grew up in Maple Ridge Township. Stevens attended Central Michigan University up to December 1999, where he published his first work with fellow Michigan writer Travis Mulhauser, titled Corvallis Road. Afterwards, he studied creative writing at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
He currently resides in Alpena, Michigan.
- Pilgrims Bay (2007)
- Corvallis Road (with Travis Mulhauser ) (1999)
- A Better Place (2002)
- Infidelity (2004)
- Dead Bunnies (2004)
- CUTTING TEETH (2012)
- Introspection (chapbook) (1999)
- Landscaping (2007)
- K.J. Stevens, K.J. Stevens. Retrieved May 12, 2008
- "KJ.Stevens - Keep on keepin' on". kj.stevens.googlepages.com. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- Schuelke, Garret. "Pilgrims Bay by K.J. Stevens-A". The CrossCut. Retrieved May 10, 2008
- "Just Getting Started", K.J. Stevens' Amazon Blog, January 13, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2008
- Fenton, Angie. "Tenacious writers take future into own hands", Central Michigan Life, 1999-09-15.