Stephen J. Groak
Stephen J. Groak is originally from the South, the Deep South—New Zealand, growing up in West Auckland. He currently lives in Los Angeles County with his family, and a menagerie of other critters.
In Bubble ‘n’ Squeak, Stephen J. Groak’s latest book, he explores his colourful childhood in 1970s West Auckland, New Zealand, in a collection of twenty-seven stand-alone short stories. With Nigel Sorenson as an alter ego, the author experiments with POV in a hodge-podge mixture of voices and tales that chronologically gel together like the English-style breakfast bubble and squeak—a meal traditionally made on a Sunday morning from the leftovers of the previous evening’s roast dinner.
His short stories have appeared in Tower Journal, Penmen Review, and Serving House Journal.
Stephen’s first book, Christmas Yve: A Kiwi Elf’s Dream to Join Santa received a Merit award (Juvenile Fiction) in the 2017 CIPA Evvy Awards.
In his free time, he loves to play backyard cricket with his family and mates.