Stephen Metcalfe is an author, screenwriter, director and playwright. His young adult novel, The Tragic Age (2015), was published by St. Martin’s press to wide critical acclaim, with Kirkus Reviews calling the book “Less Than Zero meets Catcher in the Rye” and Booklist noting that “Metcalfe’s taut prose and unique narrative mark him as a writer to watch.” His adult fiction debut, The Practical Navigator (2016), also published by St. Martin’s, is about a struggling, single father, his estranged wife and their fierce, unwavering love for their autistic son. Metcalfe wrote the production drafts of the films Pretty Woman, Arachnophobia, It Could Happen to You, Dangerous Minds and Mr. Holland’s Opus, among others. He also writes stage plays that have been produced in the United States, Europe and Japan. Metcalfe is an Associate Artist at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and has been an adjunct professor in dramatic writing at UC San Diego, University of San Diego and San Diego State University. He lives in San Diego with his family.