The Leper
The Weatherman
Saint Mudd

Welcome to the website of Steve Thayer—New York Times Best Selling Author

Steve Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Weatherman, Silent Snow, and The Wheat Field. His first book, the classic gangster novel Saint Mudd, was self-published in 1988, became a small press publication in 1990, a Viking Penguin hardcover in 1992, and then a Signet paperback. Now Saint Mudd is available in its ninth edition, as a trade paperback from North Star Press. The Weatherman, too, has been reprinted by North Star. Steve Thayer was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Today he makes his home in Edina, Minnesota.

Steve's Favorites


  • The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • Burr by Gore Vidal
  • Tales Of The Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh


  • Film Noir of the '40s and '50s
  • Or any movie with Steve McQueen

Last Books Read

  • SPENCER TRACY: A Biography by James Curtis

Upcoming Appearances

  • Spring Green Literary Festival
  • Spring Green, Wisconsin
  • April 28, 2012
  • Aitkin Library
  • Aitkin, Minnesota
  • June 12, 2012
  • 6:30 P.M.
  • Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Bookin' It Bookstore
  • September 8, 2012
  • Noon - 3 P.M.
  • Cumberland Library
  • Cumberland Wisconsin
  • September 20, 2012
  • 5 P.M.