From the Author
For the last several months, I've been working full-time on the first draft of a sequel to The Chieftains of South Boston. The story picks up twelve years after events in the first novel and is set in the Seattle area, Anchorage and Alaska's North Slope from 1999-2001. Main characters include Matthew Mahoney, Anne Boushay and their two children: eleven-year-old Dylan and seven-year-old Nora.
About the Author
during school desegregation. Like everyone in Boston at that time, he saw the city being torn
apart by the crisis.
While earning his MFA in creative writing at Columbia University, Stephen turned back to those
early years in Boston for inspiration. His thesis project is a novel that taps into the influences
that shaped him--what it means to grow up in a particular place at a particular time.
His interest in writing led him to start writing groups in Boston, and later Seattle, where he