Steve Semken

Soul ExternalSteve Semken founded the Ice Cube Press in 1993 as a way to use the literary arts to better learn how to best live in the Midwest. Since then he has published the work of hundreds of authors of both regional and national acclaim. He speaks and teaches throughout the Midwest on issues of creativity, entrepreneurship, writing, and publishing. In addition, he is the author of six books, most recently The Great Blues/Soul External: Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron which won a Kansas Book Award, and a novella, Pick Up Stick City: Restoration Fiction which Publishers’ Weekly called “funny, poignant and more than a bit whimsical, this allegorical tale of small town and environmental care is suffused with wonder.”