​STEPHEN G. EOANNOU

Short Media Bio:

Stephen G. Eoannou is the author of the novels After Pearl (SFWP 2025), Yesteryear 

(SFWP 2023), Rook (Unsolicited Press 2022), and the short story collection Muscle Cars (SFWP 2015). He has been awarded an Honor Certificate from The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and won the Best Short Screenplay Award at the 36th Starz Denver Film Festival. Eoannou holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and an MA from Miami University. He lives and writes in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, the setting and inspiration for much of his work.


​Full Bio:

Stephen G. Eoannou is a first-generation Greek American writer from Buffalo, New York. He graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with a BA in Communication and went on to earn an MA in English from Miami University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte.  His short story collection, Muscle Cars, was a Literary Awards Program Winner from SFWP.  "Swimming Naked" from that collection was awarded an Honor Certificate from The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. "Slip Kid", also from Muscle Cars, won the Best Short Screenplay Award at the 36th Starz Denver Film Festival. His debut novel Rook is based on the true story of Al Nussbaum, a bank robber who led a double life and whom J. Edgar Hoover once described as the most cunning fugitive alive. Yesteryear will be published in 2023 and tells the magical story of how radio playwright Fran Striker created the Lone Ranger. Yesteryear was awarded the 2021 Eyelands International Book Award for an unpublished historical novel. After Pearl is a neo-noir mystery and introduces us to private investigator Nicholas Bishop and his one-eyed dog Jake. After Pearl was a 2022 Claymore Award finalist. Eoannou continues to live in Buffalo, New York with his two children and a one-eyed dog named Coco. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and subscribe to his blog Good Lies: Thoughts on Writing From The Rust Belt.