In the third grade, Steve Demaree's teacher tied him to his desk to keep him from walking around the room after completing his work. They soon came to a compromise where Steve was allowed to go to the library to get books to read. After trying a couple of other careers, Steve became an author at age 52. He has now written and published twenty-four books, all of them clean, most of them mysteries, and most containing humor. Over one million copies of his books have been downloaded to e-readers. Steve still lives in the city of his birth, Lexington, KY and has been married to the former Nell Fannin since November 8, 1969.