When Stephen Banks was in high school, his Career/Guidance counselor looked at his test scores and said "You could do anything." Without any clear direction, Stephen tried a little of everything instead. He majored in Theater at Bennington College for a year, dropped out, married his high school sweetheart, and started a family while bouncing around between jobs - electrician, auto mechanic, shipyard mechanic and retail manager. Eventually he started selling PC's, taught himself programming, and worked his way up to become CTO of several small companies. Stephen now works as an independent consultant and novelist. In his spare time, Stephen acts, directs and writes for a number of community theaters and independent film companies. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two cats.