Steve Jovanoski is an Australian born writer who lives and works in Melbourne. At the age of one, his parents took him and his older brother back to their native country of Macedonia (then Yugoslavia), where the family lived for ten years before returning to Melbourne. He was enrolled in primary school without any knowledge of English, but like all children he quickly mastered the language. Through exposure to a wide range of literature he developed a love of books (and soccer), and as his vocabulary improved so did his writing skills. As he grew older, and as computers became more affordable, the internet became a new medium to explore, and what began as a hobby later turned into a successful career.
Steve’s twenties were a journey of exploration. With the attitude of giving anything a go, he took to exotic locations. One memorable adventure was trekking 170 kilometres through the Annapurna range in Nepal, and another was a trip to Cuba, where he embedded himself in the local population to glimpse the strength people took from faith and music. On his visits to over twenty countries, he has put pen to paper whenever the chance has presented itself.
Today, his incessant appetite for reading has almost become an obsession. With a number of books on the go at any one time – six piled up on the bedside table, four in his study, one in his living room and one that goes wherever he goes – there’s never a moment when Steve’s not reading. And that doesn’t include the internet.
Steve particularly enjoys suspense thrillers, and in The Brotherhood he has crafted a techno-thriller that focuses squarely on the current political world situation. Although a work of fiction, he has used workplace experiences, factual theory and his extensive knowledge of practices used in the world of technology.