Steve Burt’s books and shorter writings have won him the the Florida Book Festival Grand Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, 4 Mom’s Choice Awards, 3 Ray Bradbury creative writing prizes, a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, 10 New England Book Festival Awards, and scores more.
Best known are his FreeKs psychic teens mysteries (FreeK Camp, FreeK Show, FreeK Week), his Stories to Chill the Heart series (Odd Lot, Even Odder, Oddest Yet, Wicked Odd), and his Dumb Jokes for Kids series (First Worst Joke Book, Second, and Third).
His inspirational book, A Christmas Dozen, was a 2000-2001 Amazon.com bestseller and its successor, Christmas Soup for the Soul, won a 2017 Florida Book Festival Award. He is also the author of Unk’s Fiddle (inspirational), Wicked Strange (Best Anthology, New England Book Festival), Vermont Ghost Busters, and, with his wife, retired teacher Jolyn Joslin, a creative and fun textbook, Vampires, Ghosts, and Graveyards: Ghost Stories and Weird Tales to Help Kids Read, Learn, and Write Their Own Stuff. His latest effort, Publish Your Book Free, won How-to awards in both the New England and Florida Book Festivals.
Dr. Burt is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, the Writers League of The Villages (FL), and a former member of the League of Vermont Writers.
Prior to writing fiction, the Rev. Dr. Burt wrote a half dozen church-related books including Activating Leadership in the Small Church and (with Hazel R. Roper) Raising Small Church Esteem and The Little Church That Could).
His shorter works have appeared in Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Down East, Mature Living, and scores of other publications.
A New Englander, Steve and his wife Jolyn split their year between Wells, Maine and The Villages, Florida. He writes when he’s not playing golf, guest preaching, dancing, swimming, or teaching Create Space: Publish Your Book Free at The Villages Lifelong Learning College.