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Steve Falcone

Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., Steve came to Carbondale in 1966 as a graduate student at Southern Illinois University. After graduation, he lived in Texas where he was an instructor at Southwest Texas State College. Later, following his passion for writing, he moved to Ireland where he wrote a book of short stories. After a year in Ireland, he came back to the States and lived in New England for a while. After years of traveling around, he eventually found his way back to Carbondale, a place where he could settle down and raise a family.

Shortly after his return to Carbondale, Falcone found himself back in the classroom as an English professor at John A. Logan College. He retired two years ago, but still works with the Theater Department directing plays.

An interesting fact about Steve Falcone is that his children are actors living in Hollywood, and his daughter-in-law is actress Melissa McCarthy. When he's not busy writing or traveling, you can find him at home listening to NPR, or watching Inspector Lewis and Sherlock Holmes with his wife. He's also a huge sports fan who loves to keep up with all of the Philadelphia teams.