EG CEO/Founder Steve Eggleston’s Writing Career Takes Off


In the last few years, Steve has been busy at the keyboard, honing his skills as a writer, co-writer, ghostwriter, and writer in the genres of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs.



Upwork – Writer for Non-Fiction -“roman à clef” Novel Work: March – October 2016 (100,000+ words)

Rating: 5.0

Rate: $22,500

Book: The Food Mafia, by Jon Gordon & Steve Eggleston

Steve Eggleston is one of the most professional writers I have ever dealt with. I spent 21+ years in the motion picture industry and never have I been more impressed with someone’s work ethic, meeting milestones, researching nearly every subject matter in our Novel and going the extra mile to continually improve our joint work. A very rare individual indeed. We actually spent the last three weeks plus working side by side to improve our Novel from very good to what I believe will be a Bestseller. I would be please to personally discuss anything further about Steve with anyone. SIMPLY AN AMAZING INDIVIDUAL!”


Book: CONFLICTED, by Steve Eggleston (100,000+ words)

Published: 2014 on Peter Miller’s Imprint, Global Lion Publishing; 2016 on Eggman Global Books

Reviews: Front Cover:

– Review by 17x New York Times bestselling thriller author, John Lescroart: “KIiller book.  loved every page of it. CONFLICTED is a total winner on every level. Great courtroom stuff, great characters, great plot, narrative mega-drive and – in Dave Splatter, P.I. – a stand-alone hero for the ages.

Back Cover:

– Review by New York Times bestselling author/former OMNI Editor-in-Chief Keith Ferrell: “Steve Eggleston’s Conflicted is a chilling, funny, moving, shocking thriller and Eggleston keeps every one of those elements in balance as he moves his story at a breakneck pace through as delicious a set of complications, re-complications, and surprises as I’ve seen in a long time. Trip Splatter may well be the most unusual and distinctive investigator to be introduced this decade, and eagerly I look forward to his next adventure.

– Review by Bestselling Author of Bohemian Heart and 1906, James Dalessandro: “If the law ever produced a more colorful character than Steve Eggleston himself, I’d probably be afraid to meet him. Eggleston has taken that colorful, irreverent personae of his – and an encyclopedic knowledge of the law and the characters who pass through that suspense-filled world – and created a character as colorful and outrageous as his name: Trip Splatter. Conflicted is a roller coaster ride through the dark and twisted world of criminals and those who hunt them.

Top Customer Reviews on Amazon for CONFLICTED:

By Paul Walmsley on September 30, 2014 Format: Kindle Edition An advanced reader|: Lee Anne Walmsley

A MUST read! Twists and turns I never saw coming! Characters both genuine and unique. Believable throughout yet thrilling, and breakneck speed action. Who could ever figure out such complex connections among the players? Surprises on the final pages. Left me eager for the next ride with Eggleston driving!

By Dr. Kitty Bickford on September 30, 2014 Format: Kindle Edition

I started reading this book one evening and couldn’t stop reading! The clock rang 4 a.m. and I was still reading. What a gripping, exciting, riveting, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat story this is! If you like gum shoe detectives flavored with Asian Mafia, you are gonna love this book! I cannot give it more than five stars, but I would if I could! Wish my publishing company would have found this author first!

By Michael Bates on October 26, 2014 Format: Paperback

CONFLICTED is an awesome legal thriller!! I had planned to take my time reading this novel, but then found myself unable to put it down. Steve Eggleston weaves unique characters into an exciting plot with many layers that keep the reader on the edge of their seat. As the first ever American-Asian Sherlock Holmes, Dave “Trip” Splatter P.I. is a real hero worth admiring. The story ends with such an incredible and surprising twist I’ll be talking about this book for years.

By Harris H. Wilder on December 13, 2014 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

It is rare that a first time author truly nails a genre and shows a natural mastery of the form. Steve Eggleston’s new noir thriller does just that. Eggleston creates a dark reality in which the hero, Trip Splatter, tries to solve an old crime while discovering new ones and embarking on a journey of selfdiscovery. Trip Splatter is a fascinating Chinese-American character with deep issues that haunt and obsess him. In the tradition of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Eggleston has created an updated version of the classic archetype: the hip, addicted and very modern American anti-hero who struggles with past and present traumas that inform and drive the story. Trip Splatter is compulsive, weird and fascinating. The more we discover about him, the more we discover the darkness at the heart of this tale of addiction, corruption and murder. This is a must read for noir fans and I predict this is just the first of Trip Splatter’s adventures. It won’t be long before you see Trip Splatter on the big screen and your preferred media. Enjoy!


“Overcoming Your Adversities,” by Dr. Ken Polke & Steve Eggleston (70,000+ words)

Work: July 2015 – August 2016 (not Upwork, worked at pace of Co-Writer, a practicing doctor)

Rate: $12,500

Status: Before the Editor, to be Released by Bestselling Author of “Create Your Own Destiny” and SelfHelp Marketing/Self-Publishing Guru, Patrick Snow (

Review of Draft Manuscript by Patrick:

– “WOW….I think the book is very, very good! This is the first time that I have seen the manuscript and it is very good…

– “Introduction is absolutely PERFECT!!!! Spot on in that it is about the “reader” and their struggles not about the “author” being the hero.

– “Content of book…although I did not read every bit of the book…I loved what I read and it is quite obvious that Steve is an extremely talented writer. Hence, now that exercises have been added to the manuscript…I would not at all change the manuscript….unless we are really really short on word count…and then maybe Steve and get a few more stories from Ken to be added to the end of the book….just to increase page count…


To see Steve’s full writing Portfolio, click: writers-portfolio-steve-eggleston-author, or contact me directly.


I have been writing all my life. It started when I was 13, when I witnessed a friend’s dog get sucked into the wheel well of a passing car. Abhorred, I wrote an essay about the tragedy for my eighth-grade English class. So moved was the teacher that she convinced the Principal to read it over the P.A. to the whole school. A writer was borne.

In law school I became Editor of the Law Review for two years, then graduated Valedictorian and thereafter served as an award-winning law professor. As a practising attorney, I wrote, reviewed and edited literally hundreds of legal briefs. Several of my cases become precedent-setting, reported appellate decisions. In jury trials, I frequently quoted inspirational passages from the great authors, men and women of history, having read hundreds of books in my life’s journey. But after winning millions of dollars in verdicts, I wanted something new, so I transitioned to a full-time entertainment executive position, music manager and now writer.

As COO of One Roof Entertainment, I wrote three feature film scripts in collaboration with major motion picture studios. Then when visiting Las Vegas one weekend, I was tapped to head Vegas Rocks Magazine, where for three years I covered, photographed and wrote about the biggest bands in the world. Ultimately my dear friend, Paul Aratow, co-founder of Chez Panisse and Producer of Sheena, told me to put down the scripts, over which I had continued to toil, and write books instead. So that’s what I did.

Though I had written a popular legal practice book, “Labor & Employment in California,” as a young attorney (it has been in publication and updated annually for 20+ years), it wasn’t until 2014 that I finished my first fiction novel. “CONFLICTED,” a Trip Splatter Novel, met with critical praise from some of the biggest writers in the thriller genre, including most notably 17x New York Times bestseller, John Lescroart, whose review is quoted on the cover of the book.

In August 2016, I finished two new books. The first, “Overcoming Your Adversities,” was cowritten with Dr. Kenneth Polke and tells his story: How a kid from Bomb City USA went from the streets to the mafia to the NFL… before ultimately becoming a doctor. New York Times bestseller Patrick Snow, the author of three-million seller “Create Your Own Destiny,” has taken the book on for marketing and self-publishing. One month later, I completed “The Food Mafia,” written in collaboration with motion-picture veteran Jon Gordon. This book is inspired by the Clemmy’s Ice Cream saga, Jon’s own story about launching a sugar-free ice cream company before being crushed by Big Food and Big Sugar. It is under consideration by a major studio as a potential major motion picture in the vein of John Grisham’s “The Firm” meets “The Insider.” Both “Overcoming your Adversities,” and “The Food Mafia” will be published this year.

In addition to writing books, I have taught collegiate history, politics, ethics, copyright and “understanding the music business.” Because of my diverse and storied background, I am often called upon to provide story and copy editing for books, PhD thesis, academic materials and online platforms of every kind. Most of the time I am disciplined, funny, and creative, priding myself in going above and beyond the call of duty whenever possible.

Recently I am married to Dana Amma Day, co-founder of, with whom I appear in the picture at the top of this Portfiolio. I live alternately between San Francisco and Pilton, England, from which I collaborate with other writers and clients from all over the world.


For fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, ghostwriting, or compelling content on any kind on most any subject, I can be reached at any of the following:


Mobile: (in England) 07801 931 682 (where I often write from our cottage in Pilton)

Skype: TheEggman411UK



Here are a some reviews of my varied projects on  To see all the Reviews, go to and search for my name, Steve Eggleston.

CRITIQUE MY MANUSCRIPT (May 2016): Rating: 5.0 “The best editor yet. Thanks a million Steve. You’ve been a great help, well beyond what I expected.

MARKETING FOR CELEB HYPNOTIST AS SEEN ON MTV (February 2016): Rating: 5.0 “Another home run on up work! This guy is extremely smart! He is fast. He worked on the weekend and went over and above the call of duty to get things done. I would highly recommend Steve. I will work with Steve over and over again! Not only is he a lawyer-but he is a shrewd businessman. I couldn’t ask for a better freelancer. Thank you Upwork!

HELP WITH EXAM ON GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (May 2015): Rating: 4.7 “An high caliber, professional and extremely helpful academic with wide ranging knowledge and expertise of commercial law and business related subjects. Highly recommended.”

STARTUP CONSULTING/WEB CONTENT WRITING/BUSINESS PLAN UPDATING (Nov 2014-Jan 2015): Rating: 5.0 “The Eggman411 did a wonderful job of keeping our project moving forward at the agreed to costs. He is energetic and very positive to work with and helps bring a team together. His knowledge about legal and business were valuable along the way of the entire process. I plan on using him again in the near future.”

LEGAL ARTICLE (Nov 2014-Dec 2014): Rating: 5.0 “Witty Wordsmith and Master of the Metaphor.”

STARTUP ORGANIZATON (Oct 2014-Nov 2014): Rating: 5.0 “The Eggman was a perfect match for me and the start of my company. Being new to a startup, the Eggman made the company formation process smooth and simple. All of the milestones were completed on time unless agreed to changes were made along the way. I will continue working with the Eggman as my startup takes shape.”

REWRITE LEGAL ARTICLES (Sept 2014-Oct 2014): Rating: 5.0 “Steve aka The Eggman is a great writer that I had the pleasure of knowing and working with. He is responsive, flexible, and has good knowledge of legal subject matters pertaining to US law, as well as being a good wordsmith. If you need a writer especially for legal subjects, you can’t go wrong with The Eggman.

U.S. ONLY – QUICK LEGAL ARTICLE (Aug 2014): Rating: 5.0 “Steve ABSOLUTELY above and beyond the requirements of the project. The project was a tough one and above that it was required within a very short time frame. Not only was the article very well researched an well written, but it was actually delivered earlier than the deadline. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. Awesome!

ARTICLE ON EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS FOR U.S. EMPLOYEES (June 2014-July 2014): Rating: 4.9 “Steve was fantastic on this job and I definitely recommend him as a freelancer. The article was about a complex and relatively uncovered area of international employment law. Through his own expertise and his network Steve was able to craft a thorough and well written document. It’s exactly what I hoped to get. Note I left a mark of 4 for adherence to schedule because the project took slightly longer to deliver – in fairness to Steve this was because we jointly decided to wait for him to talk to another lawyer about it. He kept me very well informed throughout the work. I hope we can work together in the future on similar projects.

NONPROFIT BYLAWS (APRIL 2014): Rating: 5.0 “My new go-to person for all things legal. What a thorough, meticulous job you did: Over-delivered! And I could not be happier with the finished products, the process, and the person. HIGHLY recommend! Thank you, you did in a few days what would 7 | P a g e have taken me a month of Sundays to figure out without you, and I would have never done it so well. I am grateful for you and your efforts. We will work together again! And again! And again! I am so impressed with your work that I recommended you by name in my new book.

NEED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION TEMPLATES FOR EACH STATE AND D.C. (April 2014): Rating: 5.0 “WOW! GREAT work! Better than anticipated, better than I knew it could be. You did in a couple of days what would have taken me a couple of months to do without you, and my work would not have been in the same league as yours. Quick, perfectionistic, personable, and professional. What else could I want? That is easy, to work together again! I couldn’t be happier, thank you so much!

BOOK PROPOSAL (March 2014): Rating: 5.0 “Freelancer went above and beyond what I was expecting. I already have other projects lined up with him. I highly recommend!

Repeated for Convenience: To see Steve’s full Writing Portfolio, click: writers-portfolio-steve-eggleston-author.

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