About Steven


Steven Paul Winkelstein is the award-winning author of Brisko: A True Tale of Holocaust Survival. His extended body of work includes Captain Kidd and the Jersey Devil; The Wild Mind of the Winkle; Monster Meet on Mondays; The Squall; Elephant, Elephant, Come Alive!; The Diving Horse and the Magic Whistle; and Lucy’s Great Adventure. These publications include picture books and poetry for children, juvenile non-fiction, a juvenile novel, and a short story about pirates. He is currently writing a trilogy of space novelettes for young readers.

Steven lives in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, where he often longs for the ocean and bay surrounding his hometown of Margate City, New Jersey. He graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2008 with a BS in Digital Media and Film. His favorite book is The Old Man and the Sea, and he enjoys reading it in one sitting, preferably on a balcony in downtown Los Angeles. Steven is always on the lookout for a human best friend, since his current best friend is a sock puppet.

Steven’s mission in writing Brisko: A True Tale of Holocaust Survival is to help young people understand why it is so important to treat each other with respect and tolerance. He hopes to help stop bullying by educating young readers on the dangers of intolerance and indifference.

Steven welcomes praise, inquiries, and best friend applications at TheSlitheryD@gmail.com.

Click here for Steven’s SCBWI profile.