Sterling Gates was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned a degree in Art from the University of Oklahoma, specializing in Film and Media Arts. After moving to Los Angeles, Sterling worked as writer's room production assistant on TV's "Blade: The Series," later becoming assistant to comic book industry giant, Geoff Johns.
Since selling his first story to DC Comics in 2007, Sterling has written for such DC titles as GREEN LANTERN CORPS, WORLD'S FINEST, ACTION COMICS, ADVENTURE COMICS, FLASHPOINT: KID FLASH LOST,HAWK & DOVE, JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: VIBE, and FOREVER EVIL: A.R.G.U.S., but he is best known for his critically acclaimed run on SUPERGIRL.
Alongside writers Geoff Johns, James Robinson, and Greg Rucka, Sterling co-wrote the New York Times best-selling "Superman: New Krypton Saga" graphic novel series, including SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON, SUPERMAN: THE LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON, and SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN.
Sterling launched Dynamite Entertainment's KIRBY GENESIS: CAPTAIN VICTORY series, and contributed stories to Spaz Dog Press' award-winning, music-themed anthology UNITE AND TAKE OVER: STORIES INSPIRED BY THE SONGS OF THE SMITHS, Dog Year Entertainment's FOSTER ANTHOLOGY, and Grayhaven Comics' THE GATHERING.
Sterling is currently working on a number of other super-secret projects. He wishes he could tell you about them. No, seriously.
Sterling resides in Los Angeles, California. He is also a very proud Eagle Scout.