Steve Buechler is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he attended UW-Milwaukee and financed his undergraduate education by playing the drums in a rock and roll band. After earning a couple more academic degrees, he embarked on a lengthy academic career.
When he wasn’t playing professor, his favorite pastimes have included paddling Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, cruising the Mediterranean, playing poker in Las Vegas, and patronizing a local pool hall. He lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with his wife Susan Scott. He is also on Facebook @SteveBuechlerAuthor.
One year before his retirement date, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and treated with chemotherapy, radiation and a double umbilical cord blood transplant. Throughout this time, he turned his writing skills to narrating his cancer odyssey. While doctors treated his disease, telling his story maintained his sanity.