Steven R. Burt, born in Salt Lake City in the early 1950s, read most of his favorite books at the breakfast table, under his bedspread with a flashlight, or in the backseat of his family car. He read three different publications of the ‘A’ encyclopedia, because the $0.98 introductory copies sold in grocery stores were all the family budget would allow. Eventually he became an architect, a profession from the ‘A’ volumes, but always felt books were his true passion, so he wrote one: the story of a young detective, a kidnapped girlfriend, Cold War Russian spies, and quite possibly the best idea Nikola Tesla ever had. He is an Affiliate Member of Mystery Writers of America. Hint of Copper is his debut novel.