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K.J. Stevens (born June 4, 1973) is an American novelist and short story writer. His writing has appeared in The Adirondack Review, Fluid Magazine, Me Three, Circle Magazine, Cellar Door, Prose Ax, Temenos, and BloodLotus. Pilgrims Bay, Stevens first novel, was released in 2007. In 2012, Pilgrim's Bay will be revised and published by Read Raw Publications Ltd. as BLACK. It will be released worldwide.
Also, in 2012, Stevens will be editing and publishing THE CROOKED STEEPLE, a literary journal. It will feature writing by David Shaw, Megan Schikora, and Marcus Whalbring.

Stevens writing style is described as minimalist. Ernest Hemingway, J.D. SalingerAmanda DavisRaymond Carver, David Shaw, and Flannery O'Connor have been attributed as his influences.


Stevens was born in Alpena, Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University up to December 1999, where he published his first work with fellow Michigan writer Travis Mulhauser, titled Corvallis Road. Afterwards, he studied creative writing at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Stevens is married to artist, Brooke Stevens. They live in Alpena, MI.  


  • Pilgrims Bay (2007)
  • Black (2012)


  • Corvallis Road (with Travis Mulhauser ) (1999)
  • A Better Place (2002)
  • Infidelity (2004)
  • Dead Bunnies (2004)
  • Landscaping (2007)
  • Cutting Teeth (2012)

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