Stephen Manes has had a long career making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated. His most recent book is the highly acclaimed Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet. He was one of the creators and co-hosts of the weekly public television series "Digital Duo." With Paul Andrews, he co-wrote the bestselling biography Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry - and Made Himself the Richest Man in America. First published in 1993 by Doubleday, the book was just updated for Kindle and Nook e-book formats, featuring a new cover and afterword (more at gatesbook.com).
Stephen wrote long-running columns on personal technology for the New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and many other publications. He is also the author of more than 30 books for children and young adults. His Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! won kid-voted awards in five states and is a curriculum staple in American and French schools. The sequel, Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday! , quickly became a Publishers Weekly bestseller. His books have been adapted for stage and television productions.
Stephen has a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. His writing credits for the screen include programs for ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles, as well as the '70s classic movie Mother, Jugs & Speed. A native of Pittsburgh, he lives in Seattle.