My real name is Steve Schade, but my students insist on calling me Shade. It has stuck. I currently teach high school History, but I also battled in the Language Arts trenches for a number of years.

Besides writing, which you have probably figured out by now is one of my passions, I also love to travel. During my wanderings, I almost managed to get myself stranded in Siberia without a passport, and I was the unwitting cause of an international missing person’s manhunt. These were actually two different occasions for which I have apologized numerous times to numerous people.

I have written a couple of novels and I perform public readings of my poetry, short stories and novels for anyone who will listen.

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