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Stephen Jay Schwartz

Los Angeles Times Bestselling Author Stephen Jay Schwartz spent a number of years as the Director of Development for Wolfgang Petersen where he worked to develop screenplays for production. He also worked as a freelance screenwriter before writing his two novels, "Boulevard" and "Beat," which follow the journey of sex-addicted LAPD detective Hayden Glass. The "Hayden Glass" series was optioned by producer Ben Silverman for development as a TV series. Stephen's short fiction was most recently included in the collection "The Los Angeles Fiction Anthology" alongside T.C. Boyle, published by Red Hen Press, as well as the short story collection "Jewish Noir," published by PM Press. His new essay collection, "Hollywood vs. The Author," was released last November. He is currently writing his third novel, a standalone mystery/thriller. Stephen received his MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside and is currently on faculty at Emerson College Los Angeles.