Stephen Payne

Stephen Payne
Author Pseudonym
Stephen Russell Payne

Stephen Payne is a fourth generation Vermonter from the legendary Northeast Kingdom. Mentored by renown authors, Galway Kinnell, X. J, Kennedy, Denise Levertov, Howard Frank Mosher, and others, he has been writing his whole life. In exploring and celebrating the dignity of rural New Englanders, Payne brings their struggles, losses, and triumphs to life in a deeply moving way. His award-winning novel, CLIFF WALKING, set on the rugged coast of Maine, has been heralded as an “emotionally satisfying triumph.” Payne has published fiction and non-fiction in Vermont Life Magazine, Vermont Magazine, as well as other periodicals. He is a practicing surgeon in northern Vermont and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. Payne raises money from his books for organizations working to end spousal and child abuse, as well as for the Lake Champlain Land Trust.

Author Phone Number
(802) 527-1518

Signing event at Bridgeside Books - Waterbury, VT
Where my books are sold.
Any independent bookstore, Amazon, online stores

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Cliff Walking: 9781732259911 – Set on the rocky coast of Maine, this is an emotional thriller about a famous seascape artist and the Califormia woman and her teenage son that save him.

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Life on a Cliff: 9781732259904 – The sequel to CLIFF WALKING, takes you back to Winter’s Cove, Maine where the characters’ old demons threaten to destroy the new life they have discovered.

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Ties That Bind Us: 9781534792166 – A deeply moving and thought-provoking collection of short stores from one of Vermont’s award-winning authors.

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Riding My Guitar – The Rick Norcross Story: 9781482529272 – The biography of fascinating Vermont folk musician, Rick Norcross, whose worldwide musical journey started in tiny East Hardwick, Vermont at the annual Tulip Festival.
  • Featured author on the Cold River Radio Show, Intervale, NH with host, Jonathan Sarty.
  • Book group event at Shelburne, Vermont Yacht Club with Rick Norcross performance.
  • Signing event at Sherman's Books, Portland, Maine.
  • Signing event at Bridgeside Books, Waterbury, Vermont.

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