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Winner of the 2015 "Big Read" Ursula K. Le Guin Short Story Contest

Steven R. Porter is the author of the critically-acclaimed Southie crime thriller Confessions of the Meek & the Valiant, and the award-winning historical novel Manisses based on the legends and rich history of Block Island, Rhode Island.

In 2011, along with a handful of talented local authors, he founded the 501(c)3 non-profit Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) to help promote, market and sell the state's best books throughout the region and the country. With a membership of over 200 authors, it is Rhode Island's fastest growing arts organization.

Steven speaks frequently to schools, libraries and civic organizations about his books, the growing trend in independent publishing, and about an assortment of special topics in book writing and marketing.

He and his wife Dawn are the founders of Stillwater River Publications.

Stilwater River Publications

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Confessions of the Meek & the Valiant



The Little Black Bauble
The Little Black Bauble - CD
Words and Music by Kenneth McKenna
Story read by Steven R. Porter

Written with Brain Beneduce
February 2016

© 2015 Steven R. Porter.
All rights reserved.

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