Stephan McLeroy was born in San Jose, California and grew up in nearby Cupertino. During his childhood, Stephan regaled others with long winded stories of ninjas, monsters, robots and whatever else spewed forth from his imagination. He continued this passion for storytelling through college and into young adulthood. Today, he attempts to spend as much of his time writing as possible while also exploring the San Francisco Bay Area’s unique past.

Always an avid reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Stephan gradually slid into the seedy underworld of mystery horror, supernatural fiction and the macabre, gorging on such writers as Mignola, Gaiman, and, of course, Lovecraft.