Born in San Diego, California, but raised in Hawaii, Steven Kent went to college in Utah, spent two years serving as a missionary among migrant workers in Idaho, and spent one year unemployed in Oregon before finally settling down in Washington State, where he currently lives.
In 1993, after years of writing unmarketable fiction, Kent broke into journalism, selling reviews of video games to the Seattle Times. By the end of ’94, he had a column with the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and wrote regularly for Electronic Games, Computer Life, CD-ROM Today. Over the coming years he would write articles for Rolling Stone, American Heritage, WIRED, USA Today, and an entry for both Encarta and Encyclopedia Americana along with regular columns for MSNBC, Next Generation, the Japan Times, and Boy’s Life.
In 2004, literary agent Richard Curtis accepted Kent as a client, and in 2006—24 years after Kent began writing fiction, his first novel was published by Ace.
Source: biography provided by the author, September 2006.