In the latter months of 2009 a writing competition was held in the Blount County and surrounding areas of Alabama. Stephen Dorning won that competition and was published shortly thereafter. Stephen has since immersed himself in the book publishing industry and has also added his artistic skills into the mix. From cover design, illustration work, and the art of the written word, Stephen enjoys working in all of them. Born and raised in the South, Stephen currently resides in Alabama and is actively pursuing all aspects of his career.