Lyal H. Stevens was born on July 29, 1927, probably in New Jersey, where his Social Security card was issued. Few biographical details on Stevens are available. By 1970, he had moved to Los Angeles, and had begun writing gay erotic fiction. His first published novel, Coq Le Grand, was published by Greenleaf Classics in 1970, and in the following year he sold seven other manuscripts to several publishers of erotica. Although Stevens may have worked at the Mirish Corp. (the draft of one of his novels is typed partly on the letterhead of that company's publicity director) his erotic fiction appears to have been his chief source of income, and he wrote under a number of pseudonyms, including Peter Pepper, Sebastian Lamb, Llewellyn Hollingsworthy, E. Rex Dix, and Lon Savage. He died in Los Angeles on April 15, 1995.
Draft correspondence from 1970-1971 later reused to type the draft of [Brown Bodies] Naked in the Sun / Brown Bodies (Swede Lips) (box 1, folder 2).