Books and stories have always been a key aspect of Steve’s life. Growing up in a single parent family with little income, the local library became a haven for him, and his love of reading burgeoned there. After a career in the photographic industry, he set up his own company only to realise the entrepreneurial gene was well and truly missing!

After watching a documentary about writing for teenagers he decided to give it a go, and his first attempt was the internationally bestselling Changeling series (published by Macmillan). His next venture, a move away from horror fiction, is Mutant City. Published by Bloomsbury in April 2014, the book is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mutant population is forced to live in the shadow of powerful city dwellers. When a group of Mute children with superpowers are uncovered, they must battle the all-powerful citizens of City Four for their very lives.

Living in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children, Steve is still a voracious reader.