Kaze (pronounced kah-zee) is Steve Altman, who tutors and teaches adult classes on short story writing in and around Washington, DC. He also works on his fiction. He was founding editor-in-chief of the GAO Journal, a policy quarterly at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and for more than 30 years held various positions as speechwriter, public affairs officer, government researcher, writing instructor and gadfly. He is the author of the western novel, Bowhunter, which these days can be found on Amazon for a penny plus postage. Kaze sometimes loans his computer to Ted the Cat for poems and commentary.
Kaze spent the late 1960s at the University of Maryland. He breathes Terrapins basketball. He took a masters in American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He believes that people who feel the need to write deserve respect, encouragement, and maybe a little sympathy. He enjoys providing all three.