Stephen R. Willis is a writer and musician from Arizona. He has written for a various companies and industries as a freelance copywriter, marketing consultant, and web developer. While his main focus has been doing marketing and writing for companies, he has recently been working to promote his creative work as a science fiction writer and as a folk musician for his solo project My Eclectic Self. He is also a co-founding editor of the Uprising Review literary magazine and the editor of the poker news site, Growing Poker. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys hiking and language learning. He has an unhealthy relationship with his cat who is also his primary language exchange partner; he currently speaks with her in Dutch and Esperanto.