It was in Sacramento, California, while serving in the U.S. Air Force that Captain Justo from the Planet Is was first told as a bedtime story to his children. It was so loved that Stephen was urged to write it down, and Captain Justo from the Planet Is became a rough draft. Over the years, the manuscript went through further modifications to add depth and meaning to the story.
Stephen took a break from writing Captain Justo and finished his first published book entitled The Home Buyer’s Coaching Clinic, also published by TriQuest Publishing. The publishing experience was very positive, which encouraged him to continue writing his science fiction work. Captain Justo from the Planet Is was completed in the early winter months of 2008. After over fifteen years in development, not only the philosophy, but the characters and the final plot of the book were finished.