Steven Gregory was born in a cotton-mill town in north Georgia. His parents moved to the family farm when he was nine. Steve earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama in the early 1980s, serving on the editorial staff of the Black Warrior Review.
Later, he worked as a stockbroker for a few years, then earned a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and practiced law for over thirty years. As a lawyer, Steve defended a couple of clients facing capital murder charges. He finds writing about murder much less stressful.