Stephen J was born in New York and grew up on Long Island. He attended Suffolk County Community College, where he received an Associate’s degree in Theater Arts, and then decided on a career in Education and attended Dowling College in Oakdale, NY, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Special Education and Master's degree in Elementary Education. He attended St. John’s University in Queens, NY, and received his second Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages). He is teaching in the east end of LI, NY, and is an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk County Community College.
As a young child, Science Fiction always intrigued him, he grew up with Star Trek and embraced the ideology of exploring the heavens. He felt the stories were well written and the characters were so magnificently developed, adding intellectual intrigue and humanistic bonds that everyone could relate to. He also enjoyed reading many stories from other Sci-Fi authors which only stimulated his interest in other worlds in our vast universe.
Star Quadrant Omega takes place in the year 2217 when an only child named Johnathan Shawnwood survives the tragedy of the ill-fated spaceship Andromeda on its maiden voyage to colonize planet Mars. Separated from his parents when the spacecraft Andromeda is carried light years away in a solar storm from its Mars orbit past Alpha-Centauri to the Cantious-Centaurus, Star System. As an adult, young Johnathan finds himself fighting for his freedom and the woman he loves. His bloodline defies his adversaries only to help him reach his destiny in a world dominated by Androidian life.
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