Steve is a trans author of fantasy, science fiction, and horror (basically, if it’s weird he writes it).
He grew up on the eldritch shores of Newfoundland, Canada, and currently lives and works in (the slightly less eldritch) Montreal. He holds advanced degrees in Russian Literature, Medieval Studies, and Religious Studies. His current academic work focuses on marginalized reclamations of monstrous figures. He teaches the History of Satan and Religion and its Monsters.
In 2018, Steve’s lesbian Viking novel, Ash, Oak, and Thorn, was selected for the Pitch Wars mentoring program and agent showcase. During Pitch Wars, Steve was lucky to receive mentorship from fellow queer author, K. A. Doore. His queer horror comedy, The Erstwhile Tyler Kyle, was mentored by romance author Mary Ann Marlowe in the inaugural #Queeryfest mentorship program.
The Erstwhile Tyler Kyle releases in October 2023.
Steve is passionate about queer representation, Late Antiquity, and spiders.
You can reach him on twitter at @SteveWestenra or via e-mail at: stevehughwestenra@gmailDOTcom.