Sam Steffen was born in Duluth, Minnesota, the second of three sons. While still a child, his family moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he was brought up on skim milk and Saturday morning cartoons. He ran cross-country in high-school and pulled decent grades in English. He graduated, unremarkably, somewhere in the middle of his class, and went on to college. From this, too, he graduated. He has lived in the south and has touched both oceans and if there is anything he would want you to know, whoever you are, it is that he does not have the answers and does not know what any of it is driving towards. But he hopes you are alright. He hopes it is going to be fine.