Spokane Valley, Washington, 2012

Steve Dunn Hanson

I'm "older"--at least that's what one of my great-granddaughters thinks. I've lived in places that grew me . . . from a small Idaho farm town, a run-down neighborhood in St. Louis, and nearly 40 years in Orange County, California, to Sydney, Australia, and Bucharest, Romania. I have a hopper full of "reality" including being a volunteer chaplain in Orange County jails and flying with a major presidential candidate in his small plane when an engine conked out. And all of this, colors my writing.

I  have been active in community and Church virtually my entire life. My beautiful wife Joyce and I have been married over 50 years and are surrounded by family.

We now live on a hill in scenic Spokane Valley, Washington, along with gobs of  pine trees, deer, wild turkeys, and who knows what else. Peaceful and serene are descriptors.

Among the many attributes I seek, gratitude heads the list.