Steven Charnow grew up in New York City, including some memorable years in Brooklyn. After graduating from Queens College, he worked as a case worker for the NYC Bureau of Child Welfare, then joined the Peace Corps, serving two years in Medellin, Colombia. Returning to the United States, he settled in Los Angeles, where he partnered with a composer and wrote song lyrics in English and Spanish. He moved on to writing screenplays and was soon under contract to a film studio producing low-budget features.
His first novel, “Charlie Fig and the Lip”, was inspired by his childhood explorations along the marshes at the shoreline of New York City’s Jamaica Bay. When he isn’t running marathons to maintain his sanity, he is writing his next novel. He lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife, Shelley, and his dog, Luke.