Raz Steel was born in a chalet in Frisco, Colorado. His alter-ego was born farther east—or farther west if you go the long way. A storyteller his entire life—his father may not have appreciated that 100% of the time—Raz finally put stories to paper. He’s a pilot, a teacher, a recycler, a dad, and now a granddad! He holds a degree in Philosophy from Lafayette College and currently resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His stories are character driven, and many take place in Bucks County.
Raz’s writing career began after he became a pilot. Being terrified of heights—anything over the third rung of a ladder—the choice didn’t seem difficult: fly or write.
His father always said, “Son, face your fears head-on.” So, Raz tortured himself to earn his pilot’s license to cure his fear. Didn’t work, but Raz now feels qualified to offer advice to other acrophobiacs – “Let me assure you, if there’s anything more terrifying than flying a single engine airplane at 2000 feet, just you and the flight instructor, it’s flying a single engine airplane at 2000 feet—alone.” You have to fly solo to earn your license. What could he have possibly been thinking?
Writing is Raz’s passion, and that passion is expressed in his storytelling.
His first two novels, Love Without Blood and Blood Between Lovers, are vampire romances. Vampires scare the hell out of Raz, but the romance of life eternal was too compelling, so those stories are psychological thrillers.
PASS THE KRYPTONITE is a sweetheart young adult romantic comedy—no vampires!
Raz has conducted writing workshops, Heroes With PMS (Phony Male Syndrome), for the Bucks County Romance Writers, Valley Forge Romance Writers, and at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Orlando, FL and hosted a blood drive for the city of Orlando. He’s taught fiction writing for ten years, and he’s currently teaching a unique class: Producing A Novel Instead Of Writing A Manuscript.
You can follow him at his website RazSteel.com and on Facebook @RAZSTEELAuthor.