Al Steiner is my pen name. I worked for twenty-three years as a paramedic in one of the larger cities of California and I am now an RN who works in a local emergency department. I have been writing fiction online for more than twenty years now, starting off with erotic fiction in short story form and then gradually working my way toward mainstream, novel-length pieces. I have developed a significant following along the way, particularly for my novels. Not to brag, but I am widely considered among the very best at what I do. I have no steady genre, although science fiction is a particular love of mine. I am currently working on the third installment of one of my most popular series': Intemperance, the story of the rise and fall of a rock and roll band from the 1980s. To this point I have given away pretty much all of my work for free at various internet sites as I composed it. Intemperance III was offered here exclusively, as was Intemperance IV, chapter by chapter, until complete. Intemperance V (possibly the last of the series, but I cannot be sure at this point) will be offered as well.