J. Stephen Norwood, BS, MAEd, EdS, a retired public school administrator with over thirty-three years of experience, lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He taught in Georgia, Puerto Rico, Florida, and North Carolina. He also held central officepositions in two school systems and served as principal at several schools, including Mud Creek Baptist Christian School in Hendersonville following his retirement. He has served on the NC PTA Board of Managers, as president of the Hendersonville Lions Club, and on numerous other community organizations. He is a formerly licensed sea captain and ham radio operator.
Steve recently wrote a novel, Ulicee’s Mansion, which is based on a true story. Steve’s articles have appeared in the Indiana School Boards Association journal; Public Telecommunications Review; as well as Voice and Leadership, both journals of the North Carolina School Boards Association. He wrote the video script for a nationally recognized family literacy program and assisted in the filming and story development for the award-winning documentary The Heart of Texas, upon which his novel is based. His wife, Debbie, is a high school teacher, and they have two sons. John, a graduate of NCSU, is an industrial engineer and project manager living in Raleigh, North Carolina and David, a graduate of USMA, is an officer in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas.