New novel, Hopscotch, due out in May 2017!

In this moving story, Steve Cushman takes us to the grounds of a city hospital, places where hope and despair, death and healing exist side by side. When a hopscotch board mysteriously keeps reappearing on a sidewalk near the hospital entrance, despite attempts to have it scrubbed away, what occurs is a kind of miracle. One that comes from remembered joys and shared laughter, from choosing to live fully. Cushman’s wonderful cast of characters will warm your heart, allowing you to believe again in the power of friendship rediscovered over a childhood game.
-- Miriam Herin, Novello Literary Award winning author of ABSOLUTION and A STONE FOR BREAD

Steve Cushmon's Hopscotch transported me back to a time when I believed anything was possible and hope was tangible. What a beautiful story of the human spirit and how our arbitrary lives sometimes intertwine without notice. Original and stirring.
- Celeste Fletcher McHale, Okra Pick and bestselling author of THE SECRET TO HUMMINGBIRD CAKE


Steve Cushman was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Florida. He earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida, then an M.A. from Hollins University and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His debut novel, Portisville, was the winner of the 2004 Novello Literary Award. Portisville went on to be named a Finalist for both the Independent Publisher’s Book Award in General Fiction and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction.

Cushman’s short story collection, Fracture City, was published in 2008. Stories from this collection were originally published in the North American Review, 100% Pure Florida Fiction, Rosebud, Village Rambler, and the Raleigh News & Observer, among other places. His book reviews have appeared in the Greensboro News & Record, Winston-Salem Journal and Our State magazine. In 2007, he was awarded a Central Piedmont Regional Artist grant from the United Arts Council of Greensboro. Steve's second novel, Heart With Joy, was published in 2010. For the last twenty years, Steve has worked as an X-ray Technologist and is currently employed at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife and son.

Steve has published two poetry chapbooks, Hospital Work and Midnight Stroll.

A third novel, Hopscotch, is due out in May 2017.