Steve began writing while at drama school and appeared in two of his own children’s shows, 'The Spy Who Loved Christmas' and 'The Trial of Mr Punch'.
During a six year stint with The Children’s Channel he wrote and performed countless comedy sketches and stories. He co-wrote eighty episodes of the sit-com 'TCC Express' and went on to co-produce 'The Steve and Danny Show'. Other television writing has included 'FLIP' for Children’s BBC and sketches for Yorkshire TV.
His children’s book, 'The Courageous Cats’ Club', was published by Lion Hudson and was followed by a second book in the series 'The Courageous Cats Compete'.
His crossover title, 'The Angels of Mona Terrace', was published by Priory Press in 2009.
When he’s not writing, Steve works as an actor and presenter. He lives near Manchester.
Children'S / Crossover
PUBLICATIONS | PERFORMANCE HISTORY
The Courageous Cats’ Club (Lion Hudson 2004)
The Courageous Cats Compete (Lion Hudson 2006)
The Angels of Mona Terrace (Priory Press 2009)
WORKSHOP | READINGS EXPERIENCE","REFERENCE/S
Steve has facilitated many workshops and given many talks in schools and libraries all over the north west.
He has spoken at Bolton & Bury Children’s Book Festival, Trafford Wordfest and Birmingham Young Readers.
Sessions usually last about an hour. Several sessions can be held in one day to suit. He usually works with children in years 4 – 7 (one class at a time), but has also been asked to talk to adult writing groups.
The whole thing is very flexible so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Steve’s main aims are to build confidence and offer encouragement and inspiration.
Teacher’s feedback after Year 4 visit to Prestwich library:
“We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Steve’s talk about writing. The children were entertained and came back with real confidence about their ideas. It was particularly encouraging for lower ability writers. Thanks!”
“This was a thoroughly enjoyable event for children and adults. The children were engaged with every aspect of the talk. It also gave me, as the class teacher, a few good ideas.”
Children’s feedback after the same visit:
“He told us about his book and it was really great that visit, I loved it.”
“I never really liked writing, but Steve made it interesting.”
“It has made me want to be a writer when I am older.”
“It was right funny and entertaining.”
Available on request.
GROUP SIZE PREFERENCE
GROUP AGE PREFERENCE
Years 4 - 7
AREA/S PREPARED TO TRAVEL