Thursday, March 17, 2016

Meet the Author: Steven G. Jackson

Wednesday April 20th 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Steven G. Jackson and his debut novel, a gritty thriller entitled The Zeus Payload. Young tech genius Nick King is approached by CIA agents to create a cyber weapon that can infiltrate any computer system without being detected. He quickly learns that his creation, which he names the Zeus Payload, is being actively sought by undesirable groups that want to use the program to destroy the United States: rogue CIA agents, neo-Nazis, Al Qaeda, and Mexican drug lords. The chase is on. The Zeus Payload is the first of a trilogy, so stay tuned for more thrills by this author.

Steven Jackson spent his first career as an engineering and technology director in the defense business at Hughes Aircraft Company and Raytheon. The Zeus Payload, blends both sides of Jackson’s brain, leveraging a broad understanding of software, engineering, national defense, and the intelligence services, presenting a geo-political story of covert operations and conspiracies. Jackson’s book provides just enough technology to be accurate and feasible without overpowering good storytelling. Currently at work on several thrillers, he also writes comedy in shorter formats and had his stage play, "Fade to Crazy," performed in 2015. He holds a Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California, and lives in Southern California. He currently serves as Vice President of the Southern California Writers Association.

Come to Crowell Library and learn more about this versatile author on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Barth Community. Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the authors keep coming to Crowell Public Library!