Author, Father, Occasional Dragon Hunter

Steven Harper Piziks

Welcome to my page! Make yourself at home. The fridge is over to the right, just past the Twitter feed. The bar and Xbox are upstairs, along with blog and Facebook links. The library is below. Mind the cats–they pounce.

I write, I teach, I play the harp. So far I’ve turned out the Books of Blood and Iron, the Clockwork Empire, the Silent Empire, Writing the Paranormal Novel, and a bunch of media, romance, and science fiction and fantasy novels. Have a look around and see what you can find. We don’t lock the doors.

Breaking News!

My newest book Bone War (the next Book of Blood and Iron) is now available from Roc Books.  And Danny is still available from Book View Cafe! Click here for details!

You can check out all the Books of Blood and Iron here!


Steven Harper Piziks was born with a name that no one can reliably spell or pronounce, so he often writes under the pen name Steven Harper. He lives in Michigan with his family.   When not at the keyboard, he plays the folk harp, fiddles with video games, and pretends he doesn’t talk to the household cats. In the past, he’s held jobs as a reporter, theater producer, secretary, and substitute teacher. He maintains that the most interesting thing about him is that he writes books.

Steven is the creator of The Silent Empire series, the Clockwork Empire steampunk series, and the Books of Blood and Iron series for Roc Books. All four Silent Empire novels were finalists for the Spectrum Award, a first! You can find him elsewhere on-line by clicking on the SOCIAL MEDIA tab at the top of this page.




In the Company of Mind, Baen Books, 1998

Corporate Mentality, Baen Books, 1999

The Nanotech War (Star Trek: Voyager), Pocket Books, 2002

Identity (movie novelization), Pocket Books, 2002

The Exorcist: the Beginning (movie novelization), Pocket Books 2004

The Plague Room (The Ghost Whisperer), Pocket Books, December 2008

 The Blacklist: The Beekeeper, Titan Books, 2016



Danny, Book View Cafe, 2015

un/Fair, Book9 (Tantrum Books), 2016


The Clockwork Empire

The Doomsday Vault, ROC  Books, 2011

The Impossible Cube, ROC  Books, 2012

The Dragon Men, ROC Books, 2012

The Havoc Machine, ROC Books, 2013


The Silent Empire

Dreamer: a Novel of the Silent Empire, ROC Books, 2001

Nightmare: a Novel of the Silent Empire, ROC Books, 2002

Trickster: a Novel of the Silent Empire, ROC Books, 2003

Offispring: a Novel of the Silent Empire, ROC Books, 2004


The Books of Blood and Iron

Iron Axe, ROC Books, 2015

Blood Storm, ROC Books, 2015

Bone War, ROC Books, 2016


Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels

Dead Man on the Moon, Phobos Books, 2006

Unity: a Battlestar Galactica Novel, Tor Books, 2007


Reference Books

Writing the Paranormal Novel, Writers Digest Books, 2011



Trash Course, Carina Press (Harlequin), 2010