|Born||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Period||2000s to present|
|Subject||True crime, news|
|Notable works||The Devil's Cinema|
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Lillebuen graduated from the University of Alberta  with a Bachelor of Arts in literature and media studies. As a university student, he served as an editor and writer for The Gateway, the campus newspaper.
Career in Journalism
He later joined the Edmonton Journal as a police reporter. While at the newspaper, he covered homicides and major crimes across Alberta and northern British Columbia, including the case of Mark Twitchell. The criminal investigation and first-degree murder trial drew substantial media attention  due to its connections to Dexter Morgan, a fictional serial killer and bloodstain pattern analyst featured in the Dexter television program and series of books.
- Steve Lillebuen. The Devil's Cinema: The Untold Story Behind Mark Twitchell's Kill Room (2012). McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 978-0-7710-5033-6
- Cummings, Jeff. "More shocking details in Twitchell book: Author". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- "Bio – Steve Lillebuen". stevelillebuen.com. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- Murray, Tom. "Student newspaper marks 95th anniversary". ExpressNews. Archived from the original on 2011-09-19.
- "Gateway Alumni Association". Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- "Author Bio – McClelland & Stewart". Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- "Anne McDermid & Associates". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30.
- Morrison, Keith; Sturla, Vince (producer) (2011-09-30). "Deadly House of Cards". Dateline NBC.
- McConnell, Rick. "Sensationalism stirs up storm of debate". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
- Hiltz, Robert. "NBC's Dateline to showcase Edmonton murderer". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
- "Book about 'Dexter killer' wins Arthur Ellis Award". CBC News. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- "Melbourne true crime author wins in Canada". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- Clark, Blanche (6 August 2013). "Twisted 'Dexter Killer' Mark Twitchell's charm left crime writer Steve Lillebuen 'chilled to the bone'". Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 March 2014.