Dark Lines of London
1977. Silver Jubilee year, the death of Elvis and the release of Star Wars. But for an eleven-year-old growing up in Stepney, East London, the event of the year was the launch of 2000AD. Judge Dredd would appear in the second issue, and that is when Stephen’s life became dominated by all things sci-fi and fantasy, and a desire to write in the genre was ignited.
Unfortunately, leaving school at sixteen with a complete lack of any writing skills (despite having “O” Level English grade C), followed by the need to bring up his family, meant that any dabbling in this field had to be shelved.
But fast forward 34 years, past his careers in IT and property development, and the publication of Dark Lines of London with Markosia this LFCC (following a sell out preview last year) marks the launch of his writing career. Stephen is now working on his second book whilst also studying Astronomy at UCL.
When not writing, he runs his serviced apartment business, is trying to turn professional in playing poker, and plays his ukulele whenever possible.
His children Chloe, 25, and Alex, 23, have grown up and are touring the world having adventures, and he currently lives in Marylebone, London with his partner Rebecca and her football mad seven-year-old, Oliver.