Stewart Meyer was born in Brooklyn, New York. At age twelve he discovered Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer in a used bookstore on Flatbush Avenue and decided to become a writer. He attended the City University of New York and audited William S. Burroughs's lecture series on creative writing. This led to a lifelong friendship with Mr. Burroughs and to an opportunity to observe a master writer going from draft to draft.Meyer's first novel, The Lotus Crew, was originally published in 1984. He is currently at work on a second novel, The Heist Broker, and a memoir, Memory Chips and Reconstituted Pebbles. He lives in New York City.