Steve Paul spent more than 40 years as a writer and editor at The Kansas City Star. After he retired in 2016, he finished a long-running project, the biography "Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend." The book was published in October 2017, and Steve has toured extensively on its behalf. Steve is a native of Boston, a graduate of UMKC, an erstwhile radio jazz DJ, a onetime bookstore owner, former board member of the National Book Critics Circle, and a longtime member of the international Ernest Hemingway Society. At The Star Steve wrote about the arts and culture, and the subjects of his long-form feature stories ranged from architecture to cold-case murders, writers to opera singers, barbecue to politics. He's the author (and photographer) of "Architecture A to Z," a book on Kansas City's built environment, and the editor of "Kansas City Noir," a collection of contemporary short fiction.