New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Steve Jackson has written fourteen non-fiction books in true crime, history and biography genres; he has also written fourteen crime fiction thrillers for the Times bestselling "Butch Karp Series" in collaboration with former New York assistant district attorney Robert K. Tanenbaum.
Steve's first non-fiction book, MONSTER was published by Kensington in October 1998 and within two weeks became a New York Times bestseller. Several of his other non-fiction and thriller books have also made bestseller lists. In 2003, his World War II dramatic narrative, LUCKY LADY, received The Colorado Book Award, best biography/history, from the Colorado Center for the Book; Lucky Lady was also the runner-up that year for the Admiral Samuel Morrison Naval History Award.
His latest book, COAL COUNTRY KILLING: A Cultures, A Union, And The Murders That Changed It All (Post-Hill), co-authored with Tanenbaum, was released in June 2023. The book revolves around the cold-blooded 1969 assassination of United Mineworkers of America “reform candidate” Jock Yablonski, and murder of his wife and daughter in their Pennsylvania farmhouse.
Prior to that his book ALL SECURE: A Special Operations Soldier’s Fight To Survive On The Battlefield And At Home, co-authored with Tom Satterly, (Center Street 2019) was also a bestselling non-fiction biography with more than 850 reviews with a 4.8 rating on Amazon.
He is working on the non-fiction sequel to his bestselling book, NO STONE UNTURNED, tentatively titled GRAVE SECRETS. And he is finishing his first literary fiction novel, ISLAND OF WOMEN. The publishers of his previous books include: HarperCollins, Center Street, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Pinnacle, Atrium, Kensington, Post-Hill, De Capo, and WildBlue Press.
Steve is also the co-owner of indie publisher WildBlue Press (wildbluepress.com) he began in 2014 with partner Michael Cordova. As of January 2023, WildBlue Press had published more than 200 books by more than 150 authors in true crime, crime fiction, history, current events, biography, memoir, science-fiction, romance, fantasy and business genres.
Steve grew up in Hawaii and Colorado. He graduated in 1979 from Colorado State University with a BA in Journalism. A newspaper journalist for 25 years, he worked in locales as varied as Montana, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, Indonesia, Indiana, Washington D.C., Florida, Oregon and Colorado. During his career with newspapers, he received numerous national and regional awards for feature writing and investigative reporting.