Steve recorded an album of his own songs 'Waiting for Goddard' for Kingsway Music in the late 70's. In 1987 he moved from his home town of Croydon, Surrey to St Helens, Merseyside to establish a public relations consultancy, working mainly in exhibition and retail PR for organisations like Walden Media, E1 Entertainment, BBC Films and NBC Universal.
He also worked as a sub-editor on the sports pages of the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo and won an Excellence in Marketing award from the British Council of Shopping Centres for creating 'Professor Prescot' - a theme character promoting the Merseyside town of Prescot.
He joined forces with freelance writer and designer Simon Jenkins to create shipoffools.com - an irreverent web magazine with a vibrant online community. He sometimes appears as Beltin' John, playing the piano and singing the hits of Pinner's finest songster. A lifelong fan of Crystal Palace FC, Rattles and Rosettes is Steve's first novel. He still lives in St Helens and is married to Allison. They have a son, Samuel, 30, and daughter Sarah, 23.
Ruth Gledhill, a correspondent on The Times for more than 25 years, said: 'Steve has a rare and innate understanding of how print, broadcast and online media work.'