Rocky Steele grew up in Jersey City when corruption was the accepted norm. Determined not to be lured into a life of criminal activity, he became academically astute. College scholarships netted him a BS degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Criminal Justice. He became much in demand as a motivational speaker and was considered an expert in Law Enforcement Conflict Resolution.
Since retirement, Steele has devoted himself to a longstanding ambition to write fiction based on real life events. His varied experience in politics, law enforcement, meaningful relationships and just when to be discreetly silent stand him in good stead to write.
A once busy husband and father, Steele now enjoys the "empty nest syndrome" with just he, his wife and a Chihuahua in their Virginia home nestled in the Shenandoah Valley where the Steele name has enjoyed prominence for more than two hundred years.