About J. Steven

Here I am riding an elephant in Bangladesh with my Dad and brother, David.
Steve with his Dad and brother, David, riding an elephant.

Steven Spires’ passion for adventure and storytelling began early in his life. As a child, Steve lived in Bangladesh where his parents, Joe and Mona Spires, were Christian missionaries. With a lack of modern childhood toys, Steve turned to one very special gift-his imagination. Whether he was fighting dragons or attacking the enemy, Steve would use any occasion to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Later on in life, this love for adventure influenced Steve to express himself through writing. After winning a writing contest in the seventh grade, Steve’s first published story was featured in the Sunday edition of the newspaper.


Steve began his professional career in 2013 when Inspired Books Publishing published “Three Little Shrimp”-a children’s picture book showcasing the wonder of childhood amidst a backdrop of lurking danger. Steve is the winner of the Mom’s Choice Award and the 2014 Family Choice Award. He is currently working on his second children’s picture book “The Oak Tree” which is scheduled to release Summer 2015.


Now married to the former Evelyne Berner, Steve and his wife have been blessed with five children (Steven, Jr., Chris, Andrew, Victoria, and Ryan) who have been home schooled since they were young. Steve and his family still reside in the Camellia City, Slidell, Louisiana, where he has been an educator for more than 25 years.


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