Stephen P. Kiernan is the author of the novels THE HUMMINGBIRD and THE CURIOSITY, and a new novel THE BAKER’S SECRET. He has also written two nonfiction books, LAST RIGHTS and AUTHENTIC PATRIOTISM.
A graduate of Middlebury College, Stephen received a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has chaired the board of the Young Writers Project, served on the Vermont Legislative Committee on Pain and Palliative Care, and served on the advisory board of the New Hampshire Palliative Care Initiative. He travels the country speaking and consulting on how to expand use of hospice, palliative care and advance directives. A performer on the guitar since he was ten years old, Stephen has recorded 3 CDs of solo instrumentals, and composed music for dance, the stage and documentary films. He lives in Vermont with his two amazing sons