Steve Emmett is 5' 10" in his sock feet, 56 years of age, and may weigh more than 120Kg depending on the time of day. What little hair he has left is brown going grey, but in years gone by he had a rich unruly mop which was tamed according to fashion - poodle perm; New Romantic side parting; bleached both in whole and part. His challenge to the barber these days is rather more workaday.
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 Lehmann Bros for wrecking his comfortable existence and providing him with the opportunity to fulfill his writerly ambitions. Steve grew up on Hammer Horror films, Dennis Wheatley and M R James stories, so not surprising that his main genre is horror and dark matter. When not scaring readers he likes to make them smile.
He is a member of the Society of Authors, the British Humanist Assocation (and is a Humanist Funeral Celebrant), and reviews for the New York Journal of Books when he can find time. You may have come across him at the occasional book festival, book signing, or making merry on BBC Radio York. He is always open to offers, the more bizarre the better. You can find him at www dot steve-emmett dot com