Stephen Messer was born in Maine and grew up there and in lots of other places. As a child he was inspired by the desert skies of Arizona, as well as his many trips to the public library. Nowadays, he writes books for young readers. His debut novel, Windblowne (Random House 2010), is a fantasy adventure about a boy who is blown away from his mountain wind-world of treehouses and kites, and his encounters with a mad genius, mechanical hunters, a missing moon, and the secrets of the powerful night winds. Upcoming books include the dark and whimsical fantasy The Death of Yorik Mortwell (Random House 2011), featuring grotesquely delightful illustrations by the masterful Gris Grimly, and Colossus (Random House 2013), a sci-fi adventure set at the end of time.
He and his wife live in an old house in Durham, North Carolina.
He is represented by the excellent Josh Adams of Adams Literary.
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