EMK : I loved the ending. I thought it was incredibly emotionally satisfying. We already knew that Gately had reached a turning point on that beach and that from that point forward he would begin to make heroic efforts to change his life. So I loved exactly seeing how he got there, even though witnessing that last binge was brutal. You know what the ending made me think of? That E-chord at the end of the Beatles’ “A Day In the Life” — that long sustained chord that just slowly fades out until you hear the piano bench creak under John’s butt. That’s what reading Gately on the Beach felt like.
Steve began his career in television journalism in New York, working for ABC News and CNN. At ABC he worked for World News Tonight as Head of the Research department and an Off Air Reporter and worked closely with then host Peter Jennings. At CNN he wrote anchor copy and field produced.
Turning to Hollywood, Steve trained at ICM, then began his agenting career at the venerable . Swanson Agency, the oldest literary firm on the West Coast. Specializing in representing books to the film and TV business, he represents such authors as Lee Child, John Connolly, Tana French, the estate of Patrick O'Brian, Robert Stone, Gregory Maguire, Peter Matthiessen, James Sallis, and many others.
His current company, Agency for the Performing Arts, has offices in Beverly Hills, New York, and Nashville.