I work in Yorkshire and The Humber to promote freethinking, understanding, and inclusivity through my ceremonies, writing, and by speaking to local groups when invited.
I very much aspire to a world free of deprivation, and it is at the heart of the meaning of my life. I firmly believe in humankind working together for one, better world, and as a humanist I seek to build a society in which everyone is treated equally, where policy is based on reason and science.
Steve studied architecture at the AA in London where he once witnessed Dame Zaha Hadid fall through a canvas chair (admittedly she was just plain Ms Hadid then). He spent most of his working life selling Italian country homes to northern Europeans and Americans, and spent many years living in London and Italy. He will always be grateful to Lehman Bros for wrecking his comfortable existence and providing him with the opportunity to improve himself.
He is a member of Humanists UK, worked for a while as their Ceremonies Training Coordinator, and is a Humanists UK Celebrant providing naming, wedding, and funeral ceremonies across Yorkshire and The Humber.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Society of Authors, and has reviewed for the New York Journal of Books (something he hopes to do more of). You may have come across him at the occasional book festival or book signing – he is always open to offers. Steve grew up on Hammer Horror films, Dennis Wheatley and M R James stories, so not surprising that his main aim when writing fiction is to put the frighteners up his readers. When not scaring people he likes to make them smile.
He likes to read, watch films, go to the theatre, go to concerts and the opera (he loves the opera), and travel. He has been known to frequent good restaurants and drink fine wine. There isn’t much going on in the world that doesn’t interest him and on which he hasn’t an opinion.
“Have I discovered North Yorkshire’s answer to Stephen King?” The York Press book reviews*
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