In 2019, my novel Defense Mechanism was published by Speaking Volumes, a small, independent press based in Santa Fe. My page on Speaking Volumes web site is: http://speakingvolumes.mybigcommerce.com/steve-maricic/
I love Hitchcock films, especially Rear Window, for their suspense and for their explorations into what makes us tick. This fascination inspired me to write Defense Mechanism, a novel of suspense and psychology. Set at a crucial Air Force base in the Arizona desert, it's the story of Colonel Sam Sawyer, the base's imperfect Chief of Security, who comes to believe that his ex-friend, Native American Johnnie Lonetree, is plotting the destruction of the United States. For more info, see: https://maricic.weebly.com/
In 2006, in order to save humanity, I paid iUniverse to publish my book Mr. Lucky's Favorite Poker Games, about all the great poker variations I learned from my teddy bear friend. https://luckybearpoker.weebly.com/
I grew up in the happiest place on earth -- Hudson County, New Jersey -- on a block that was rich in stoops and colorful neighbors.
I've been a teacher and a librarian all my life -- semi-retired since June 2014. Since 1983 I have been happily married to tough and beautiful Bernadette from Jersey City, and we have two wonderful, wonderful daughters.
A long time ago some kind people let me into Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Beta Phi Mu.