He has been a professional martial-arts instructor, paper marbler, advertising copywriter, proofreader, writing teacher, website designer and editor, chapbook publisher, composer, and DJ who has played in major cities and Burning Man. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
The Long Version
Steven R. Boyett was born in Atlanta, Georgia, grew up all over Florida, and attended the University of Tampa on a writing scholarship before quitting to write his first novel, Ariel, when he was nineteen.
Soon after Ariel was published he moved from Florida to Los Angeles, where he continued to write fiction and screenplays as well as teach writing courses, seminars, and workshops.
In addition to his novels, he has published stories in literary, science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies and magazines, as well as publishing essays and comic books. (Bibliography) In the early 1990s his imprint Sneaker Press published chapbooks by the poets Carrie Etter and the late Nancy Lambert.
Boyett earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do at 16, and also practiced Aikido for several years. He has been a martial arts instructor, professional paper marbler, advertising copywriter, proofreader, typesetter, writing teacher, and website designer and editor.
In 2000 Boyett took some time off from writing, learned to play the didgeridoo, and began composing and DJing electronic music. As a DJ he has played clubs, conventions, parties, Burning Man, and sporting events.
In 2006 he launched two music podcasts, Podrunner and Groovelectric, that immediately became international hits, and established Boyett in the vanguard of the first wave of podcasting.
In 2011 Boyett moved from Los Angeles to his current home in the San Francisco Bay area.