Stephen J. Semones is a filmmaker, journalist, and writer. He is also the founder of Sir Reel Films. Stephen retired after sixteen years of filmmaking to focus on his writing career. His candid how-to-book on filmmaking, Beyond the Lens: A Beginner's Guide to Filmmaking, hit the best-seller list five times. Since then, Stephen concentrated on writing fiction and received praise for his superhero novel series, Gloom. Other works include three short stories to the horror and science fiction compilation Timeless Requiem from Millenia Press and short stories for the Coscom Entertainment Metahuman anthologies, a ritically acclaimed horror novels, The Sacrifice of Candace Blake and Unhinged. Stephen also co-hosts a horror-themed podcast, MORTIS.
Stephen currently lives in Bristol, Tennesse with his wife and three children.