Steak Island creator, Mel Dyer, is an American freelance website developer and weblog publisher, who grew up in a hard-working, middleclass, Catholic family in Washington, D.C. Between them, his parents privately operated two successful small businesses, a print shop and a detective agency, for nearly fifteen years, while holding down full-time jobs. At home, the political views of his mother, a right-leaning liberal, and his father, a pro-labor conservative, inspired strong populist patriotism at an early age that endures, today, ..and he is very proud of his Southern American heritage.
Bullethedd, like the author, is very much a creature of populism. Steak Island springs from all of that.
Mel Dyer presently lives in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, with his coyote-hatin' Goldiweiller, Kirby. He is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Capitol Hill.