Steven George’s birth coincided nicely with that of Thatcherism in Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire (the authors birthplace, not Thatcherisms!), to a crane operator and primary school teacher who four years earlier had given birth to Jack, his elder brother.
His life was thus blighted by normality.
He was educated (along with his brother) at Leeds Grammar School where he excelled at trying to fit in as his level of success was fortunately based upon his efforts rather than his results. He played Rugby for the second team as a flanker while his brother had nearly captained the first team four years previously.
After sixth form he completed a BSc at The University of Manchester followed by an MA at the University of Hull.
After much deliberation, voluntary work and rejection he landed a position working in the environmental sector in Normandy France, investigating the effects of organic pesticides on the regions bocage landscape. It was here his love of French, and other international culinary delights, was born. When his contract terminated he returned to the UK and worked in several Sales positions for various firms across the country before returning to the north.
Meanwhile his brother had completed his degree, attended Sandhurst and accepted a commission in the Royal Logistics Corp were he achieved the rank of Captain and completed tours in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Iraq, married and fathered twin daughters, Carla and Michelle. He passed away after prolonged illness in 2007. Steven read his eulogy.
Steven wrote for his university paper and has since written for various independent publications, culminating in him publishing several short stories and novellas including the very well received Mr Custard.
People Like This will be his first novel.
He lives in Salford with his dog and personal problems.