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Creative & dramatic artist, journalist, and teacher
Interests: Steve Peacock is a writer, photographer, educator and actor/voice talent who lives in New Jersey with Jen -- his wife of 16 years -- and their two daughters. He's currently working on a memoir about his travails in pursuit of a law enforcement career, which abruptly was cut short when he was shot by a retired New York City cop, who later sued -- yes, sued -- Peacock after the ex-NYPD officer was acquitted of attempted murder. Peacock eventually was vindicated. Creative Nonfiction magazine in 2011 selected an excerpt from that book-in-progress as a finalist for its "Anger & Revenge" contest. Gravel: A Literary Journal published a related excerpt (http://www.gravelmag.com/#!steve-peacock/c1yaf), and Crime Factory, an Australian literary journal, in 2013 accepted for publication an extended version of that excerpt. Peacock as a freelancer has sold his reportage to publications including WND, The Tampa Tribune, Drug Enforcement Report, Corrections Journal, Patriot Update, and Report on the Americas. A former Washington, DC journalist, he reported from Capitol Hill on the telecom and broadcast industries for several media outlets, shifting his focus to electronic privacy and homeland security immediately following the 9/11 attacks. His poetry has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Edison Literary Review, InDigest, The Idiom, and South Jersey Underground. Peacock was an invited guest presenter at Monkeybicycle's 2012 "Lightning Round" of poets gathered at the Cake Shop club in New York City's East Village. Likewise, he has been an invited poet-speaker for InDigest's "Poem of the Day" podcast. An aspiring voice, stage, and TV/movie actor, he performed the role of Officer Brophy in the play "Arsenic & Old Lace" in his 2011 stage debut at the First Avenue Playhouse, Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Peacock also has appeared as a background actor in several episodes of the NYC-based network TV cop shows Blue Bloods and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He successfully auditioned for a role as a medical professional in an independent film being shot this summer (2013).