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Author Keith Steinbaum

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About the Author


A tragic, life-changing event occurred in my mid-teens that transformed me into a creative writer. Beginning with poetry, I proceeded into a decade long attempt at becoming a professional songwriter—meeting with an ounce of success and a ton of disappointment. Although I paid the bills through a long career in the landscape industry, in my heart, I’ve always considered myself a creative writer as my primary sense of self. Writing my first novel, The Poe Consequence, a story originally inspired by the number of gang affiliated housing areas I worked at, was the therapy I needed that brought me back from an emotionally tough time. The book went on to be included in Kirkus Reviews’ ‘The Best Books of 2015’ year-end issue, winner in the 2021 Book Excellence Awards for Best Fiction Novel, and winner of the Thriller category in the Maincrest Media Book Awards in 2022.

My second book, You Say Goodbye, originally inspired by a story in the obituary section about Alexandra Scott from the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, was the continuing byproduct of that renewed recognition of what I expect from myself. In 2020, the book was selected as the winner of the TopShelf Book Awards for Best Fiction/Intrigue and a winner in the 2021 Maincrest Media Book Awards competition.


My third novel, In Lieu of Flowers, is my first with World Castle Publishing LLC and was inspired by a true and remarkable event in the late 1800s that occurred to my grandfather as an infant in Bucharest, Romania. No reveal here, however. I’ll save that for the acknowledgement page.

In Lieu of Flowers


Author: Keith Steinbaum

Hardback ISBN: 9798891261648

Paperback ISBN: 9798891261655

eBook ISBN: 9798891261662

Genre: Horror

Release Date 3/26/2024

There are over 300,000 gravesites in Evergreen Cemetery, and all of the occupants are resting in peace. Except for two. One with a warning to give. The other who the warning is about.

Following in the influential footsteps of dark classics such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The Exorcist, multi-award winning author Keith Steinbaum brings you In Lieu of Flowers, where death is only the beginning.

The beginning of the end…

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