Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Steven Pressfield is the author of Gates of Fire, Tides of Turning Pro - Kindle edition by Steven Pressfield, Shawn Coyne. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. I don't remember when I first read The War of Art, but I know it changed my life. Of all of the books I have read since then, there are few I have. Turning Pro is the first official book released by Mr. Pressfield on his own publishing company, together with Shawn Coyne, Black Irish Books.