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Steve Pajak is the imaginative mind behind a diverse collection of gripping tales that span genres. He is the author of captivating novels such as The Haunting of Elena Vera, the U.S. Marshal Jack Monroe series, and the intense Mad Swine trilogy. His talent also extends to short stories and novellas, where he weaves intricate narratives that leave readers breathless.

By day, he serves as an administrator at a public state university, juggling the demands of academia with the creative fervor that defines his writing. As the Chief Operations Officer and Creative Director of Sinister Smile Press, he plays a pivotal role in nurturing emerging talents in the world of literature.


A voracious reader himself, Steven's bookshelves are a treasure trove of works by literary giants such as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, Richard Matheson, and many others. Their influence infuses his writing with a deep appreciation for the realms of horror, suspense, thriller, and general fiction.

Located in the vibrant Chicagoland area, Steven shares his life with his loving wife and two remarkable teenagers. 

With a pen in one hand and a heart attuned to the pulse of storytelling, Steven Pajak invites you to journey with him through the worlds he creates.

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